The High Court have granted Bray Wanderers' owners a temporary injunction that prevents three individuals from representing themselves in an official capacity on behalf of the club.

The three individuals are John Deering, who is a former director and minority shareholder, Paul Lennon, who had an agreement to sell advertising for Bray Wanderers, and the club's former goalkeeper Darren Quigley.

Deering is believed to have represented himself as the club's director, as well as being in a position to take over the running of the club. Lennon and Quigley are supporting Deering in these actions.

The injunction prevents the three men from entering the club's home - the Carlisle Grounds. It also prevents them representing the club; having or attending meetings relating to the club; or publishing any material purporting to be official literature about the club.

According to Bray Wanderers' current owners, the High Court injunction was taken in order to prevent financial and reputational damage to the club.

In an affidavit Bray Chairman Denis O'Connor claimed that minority shareholder Deering was engaged in unlawful activities, such as falsely representing himself to be a director of the company and claiming that he was about to take charge of the team

Saturday's League of Ireland game between Bray Wanderers and Derry City was said to be put in jeopardy when Deering arrived at the ground in the morning with a group claiming to be taking charge of the club's affairs.

After discussions Mr Deering agreed to leave allowing the game to go ahead.

A protest was held by supporters outside the ground before kick-off calling for current chairman O'Connor to step down.

Mr Justice Gilligan said he was satisfied to grant the injunction. The matter will return before the court next week.