Both Warrenpoint Town and Ballinamallard United have launched appeals against the IFA ruling which confirmed that Carrick Rangers would face no sanction for the breach of a suspension ban.

An IFA Disciplinary Committee found that Carrick boss Gary Haveron had not served his touchline ban for the club's win at Dungannon Swifts, but opted not to punish the club for this.

The committee's reason for doing so was exercising 'discretion' in the ruling, a decision which left all club's involved and most onlookers stunned.

That ruling means that Carrick, who would have been deducted three points and therefore relegated, stay in the top flight and Warrenpoint Town will be relegated while Ballinamallard United will have to face Institute in the promotion/relegation play-off.

Neither Warrenpoint nor Ballinamallard have clarified the basis on which they are appealing the ruling.