NIFL Statement regarding upcoming season
The NI Football League can confirm that Lurgan Celtic today have formally withdrawn from the Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League with immediate effect.
Following notification to the league from Lurgan Celtic on Thursday 15 August, the Premier Intermediate League committee convened an emergency meeting the following day to consider this communication.
Further communication received from Lurgan Celtic on Friday 16 August advised the league of a potential external support package being made available to the club. The Premier Intermediate League granted the club further time to explore this opportunity and provide assurances of their ongoing viability to the committee by Monday.
Lurgan Celtic have today (Monday 19 August) advised the NI Football League that they will uphold their original decision to withdraw from all NIFL competitions.
The NI Football League can confirm that the 2019/2020 Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League will be contested by the remaining eleven clubs, the league can also confirm there will be no relegation from the Premier Intermediate League this season.