Shelbourne FC have released a statement confirming that they have made no complaint, nor intend to register a complaint, about the potential eligibilty of a Wexford Youths player who featured in Sunday's Evoke.ie Women's FAI Cup final.
Youths won the game 3-1, so ending Shelbourne's quest for a league and cup souble.
The FAI, however, are to launch an investigation into Teegan Lynch's appearance as a second-half sub for the victors. It now transpires that the player had not been listed on the initial team sheet provided by Wexford Youths before the game.
In their statement, Shelbourne said they were beaten by the better team and accept that defeat.
The correspondence from chairman Andrew Doyle read: "Shelbourne FC notes a report in the media that the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has launched an investigation into the eligibility of a Wexford Youths WFC player's appearance in the EVOKE.ie FAI Women’s Cup Final on Sunday.
"We wish to confirm that Shelbourne FC has made no complaint to the FAI about this matter, nor do we intend to do so. In our opinion, while there may or may not have been an administrative error by Wexford Youths WFC in completing match day forms, we were beaten by the better team on the night and accept that defeat. We congratulate Wexford Youths on their victory.
"We have a great Women’s National League side and are hugely proud of their performance and success in becoming Champions of Ireland this season. We look forward to participating in the UEFA Champions league next season and to further and bigger success in the future."