Saturday 1 October 2016

Ban for Kildare Minor

Published 13/05/2015 | 02:30

A Kildare minor footballer has been given a proposed three-match ban, while both Offaly and Kildare minor football teams will have to play their next two home matches in the grade away as punishment for the melee that broke out after their recent Leinster MFC encounter (Stock image)
A Kildare minor footballer has been given a proposed three-match ban, while both Offaly and Kildare minor football teams will have to play their next two home matches in the grade away as punishment for the melee that broke out after their recent Leinster MFC encounter (Stock image)

A Kildare minor footballer has been given a proposed three-match ban, while both Offaly and Kildare minor football teams will have to play their next two home matches in the grade away as punishment for the melee that broke out after their recent Leinster MFC encounter.

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Leinster Council issued the sanctions after a disciplinary investigation into the incident in Tullamore on Wednesday of last week.

Kildare won the match by 0-14 to 0-13, but there were angry scenes at the end with spectators also gaining access to the field and getting involved.

It is understood that the player has been suspended after being identified, for his contribution to the melee, in the referee's report.

It is believed, however, that the investigating committee did not have sufficient video evidence to propose any further individual suspensions arising out of the melee.

Kildare meet Laois away from home in the next round this Friday.

Irish Independent

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