Monday 22 January 2018

452 weeks suspensions to be handed down after GAA match hooliganism

TYRONE’S GAA County Board has issued bans totalling 452 weeks in response to hooliganism at a recent match between Carrickmore and Dromore.

While details haven’t been made public at this stage – individuals will be informed by their club secretary - the punishments are among the most severe ever handed down.

Trouble broke out at the end of the match in Dunmoyle with fighting on the pitch spreading to the stands.

One spectator had part of his ear bitten off in what has been described as a ‘mini-riot’.

Members of both clubs appeared before the CCC on Tuesday night. They studied video footage of the incident.

The County Board said in a statement: “After a very thorough investigation involving the full co-operation of both the Carrickmore and Dromore clubs the Tyrone CCC have issued proposed sanctions to both of the clubs arising out of the incident.”

“The proposed bans total some 452 weeks. The individuals concerned from both clubs will be informed by their club secretary. In addition both clubs received the maximum fine under the Tyrone Bye Law and other playing sanctions have been proposed.

“The sanctions proposed by the Tyrone CCC are amongst the most severe ever issued by Tyrone GAA. We thank both clubs for their support in the investigation and are confident that lessons have and will be learnt from the unacceptable scenes in Dunmoyle.”

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