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Big talent: Hassan Ayari is now with Sheffield United

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Paul Kirk

Paul Kirk

Big talent: Hassan Ayari is now with Sheffield United

Irish League great Paul Kirk has called on the Irish Football Association to support and assist TW Braga and Kilrea United after Fifa imposed whopping fines of 10,000 Swiss francs on each club.

Extraordinary details emerged in Sunday Life at the weekend that world football's governing body had handed severe punishments to Lisburn League youth football team TW Braga and Coleraine and District League village side Kilrea, leaving them fearing for their survival.

Both parties admit they have no idea how they will pay the fines of £8,418.49 and are stunned that if a Fifa fine is below 15,000 Swiss francs, there is no right of appeal.