Sunday 4 December 2016

Kerry and Donegal hit with €5k fines following ugly scenes from League clash

Sean McGoldrick

Published 31/03/2016 | 12:03

Alan Fitzgerald, Kerry, is shown a red card by Referee Eddie Kinsella after an incident with Neil McGee, Donegal. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile
Alan Fitzgerald, Kerry, is shown a red card by Referee Eddie Kinsella after an incident with Neil McGee, Donegal. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

KERRY and Donegal have been fined €5,000 each by the GAA arising out of the ugly scenes which marred the first half of their League tie in Tralee earlier this month.

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It is believed that the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee has proposed fining the two County Board €7,500 each for an alleged breach of a rule dealing with the disruptive conduct at games by players and officials.

Both counties sought a hearing and the Central Hearings Committee found that the alleged infraction had been proven and fined the County Boards €5,000 each. The respective Boards can challenge this decision by appealing it to the Central Appeals Committee.

Meanwhile, beaten All-Ireland club semi-finalists Crossmaglen Rangers have escaped censure for their role in a row which erupted at the end of the semi-final against Castlebar Mitchels.

They appealed a decision by the CCCC to institute disciplinary action against them under the same rule which landed the Kerry and Donegal County Boards in hot water.

But the Central Hearings Committee found that the infraction alleged was not proven and the disciplinary action against Crossmaglen is now at an end.

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