Portadown FC winding up order dismissed as club pays debt

Portadown have fended off a winding up order, but they were recently relegated from the Danske Bank Premiership
Portadown have fended off a winding up order, but they were recently relegated from the Danske Bank Premiership

Portadown Football Club has fended off a winding up petition at the High Court in Belfast.

Proceedings were brought against the Irish League side over an unpaid bill.

But during a brief hearing on Thursday a Crown solicitor confirmed that the undisclosed debt has now been settled.

She said: “My application is to have it dismissed with no order to costs.”

Bankruptcy Master Kelly agreed to the move, saying: “It has been paid in full.”

The petition is understood to have been brought on behalf of revenue officials.

Portadown FC has endured a turbulent 12 months, culminating in relegation from the top flight of local football.

The club began the season in the Danske Bank Premiership with a 12-point deduction after being found to have made irregular payments to players.