Galway United have been awarded a 3-0 victory as a result of their April fixture with Cabinteely that was called off due to a positive Covid case.

An FAI statement on Friday confirmed the standard 3-0 walkover result "following the conclusion of the appeal process".

Cabinteely had appealed the decision but decided not to follow up with arbitration as "based on our previous experience an 'independent' FAI Arbitration is not the solution", said a statement released on Wednesday.

The club felt that they have been "unfairly punished for their honesty in disclosing positive Covid 19 cases" and for acting on the advise of the HSE, and have called "for a review of the FAI Covid-19 rules for season 2021 and rearrange any fixtures affected by these rules".

The club also believe that the FAI did not react quickly enough on the day of the game to communicate Cabinteely's status with the HSE.

The club statement continued: "Cabinteely FC was asked to identify possible close contacts from the week before. A meeting was held with the FAI who agreed to contact the HSE on our behalf once the players were identified.

"At 10.00am on Friday (April 9), Cabinteely FC emailed the FAI with the required information and yet we are now aware that it was after 2pm before the FAI contacted the HSE. Satisfied that Cabinteely FC had done everything required the FAI gave Galway United players the ok to travel at 1.30pm.

"Cabinteely FC meanwhile continued with the preparation for the game and had a squad of players available to play. It was always our intention to fulfil the fixture and at no time did anyone believe that the game would not be on. However, at 4pm we were told by the FAI that the 'HSE were still advising against further training or matches while awaiting results of screening tests for the team, scheduled for the 12th of April'."