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Ivan Sproule 'not interested' in playing Irish Cup as Dergview boss blasts football authorities

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Dergview boss Ivan Sproule

Dergview boss Ivan Sproule

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Dergview boss Ivan Sproule

Dergview manager Ivan Sproule feels Championship teams were 'hung out to dry' by the football authorities and says if it were up to him, his club would be "nowhere near" the Irish Cup this season.

The former Northern Ireland star is the latest Championship boss to publicly state that he has no interest in participating in the competition after the second tier's league season was cancelled last week.

While the Irish FA last year awarded elite status to Premiership clubs, allowing them to play during the coronavirus lockdown restrictions imposed by the NI Executive, Championship sides were not granted similar footing, ultimately leading to the majority decision to call off the league campaign without a ball being kicked.


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