Monday 26 June 2017

Lilies and Monaghan fined

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

The Central Competitions Control Committee have decided not to take further action against any individual Kildare or Monaghan players as a result of the altercations that broke out as the teams made their way off the pitch at half-time of the Allianz football league Division 2 match in Clones.

Instead, both county boards have been hit with heavy fines as a consequence of their players' actions. The CCCC clearly felt this was sufficient

The proposed fines have not been made public, but are understood to be €5,000 for each. The counties can contest the proposed sanction.

Referee Joe McQuillan red-carded Brian Flanagan and showed yellow cards to three other players -- Monaghan's Dick Clerkin and Dessie Mone and Kildare's Padraig O'Neill -- when the teams resumed for the second half.

Meanwhile, the death has taken place of Kieran Finlay, father of Monaghan footballer Paul.

Kieran Finlay was a Monaghan footballer in the 1970s and '80s himself and won an Ulster medal in 1979 when he scored 1-9 against Donegal in the final, which was as a record he held for over 20 years until it was broken by Armagh's Oisin McConville.

As well as his Ulster championship successes, he won a National Football League medal with Monaghan in 1985 and four Dr McKenna Cup medals.

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