Monday 18 December 2017

Breheny ban may be lifted

SLIGO County Board called an emergency meeting of their Executive last night to seek clarification on a disciplinary hearing earlier this week involving county senior Mark Breheny.

The St Mary's player got a straight red card in a final group game against Tourlestrane last weekend that was set to keep him out of today's county SFC quarter-final against Coolera/Strandhill.

But it is believed that the county Hearings Committee lifted Breheny's suspension after hearing an appeal midweek, which indicates that they overruled the referee's report.

Sligo chairman Cyril Feehily confirmed yesterday that he had called the chairman and secretary of the Hearings Committee to the hastily convened executive meeting in order to clarify what their decision was, and how it was made.

"There have been a lot of rumours flying about so I felt it important that we speak to the Hearing Committee directly," Feehily said.

"There are correct procedures to be followed in all disciplinary cases."

In keeping with procedure it is believed that the Hearings Committee chairman stepped aside for the appeal because Breheny was sent off against his home club, Tourlestrane.

Irish Independent

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