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Kilrea chairman 'overwhelmed' as public generosity pays club's Fifa fine

 

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Pierce Hill-Worrall

Pierce Hill-Worrall

Pierce Hill-Worrall

Kilrea United chairman Davy Shiels has revealed the club have been "overwhelmed and humbled" by the generosity of the public which has saved the village team after being hit with a Fifa fine of 10,000 Swiss francs.

In an emotional interview with the Belfast Telegraph, Shiels thanked all those who donated to a GoFundMe page set up to help the club, adding that the Coleraine and District League outfit now plan to assist Lisburn League youth side TW Braga, who were rocked by the same punishment from world football's governing body last month.

The Sunday Life broke the story at the weekend that on May 18 Fifa's Disciplinary Committee ordered Kilrea to pay almost £8,500 for fielding an unregistered player last season.