Five-year All-Ireland ban for Derrytresk8, February 2012 | By: brendan64 | 1 Comment »
Derrytresk will be banned from the Ulster and All-Ireland contest for five years after Sunday’s All-Ireland final.
- Five-year ban from Ulster and All-Ireland competition
- Joe McKee’s eight-week ban overturned
- Bans on Kevin Campbell, Michael Robinson, Sean Slater and Brian Gavin cut to a month – but still banned from Sunday’s decider against Galway club Clonbur
- Three suspended players did not appeal and will miss the final
- Fine halved from €5,000 to €2,500
- Only Derrytresk’s team manager, club secretary, team doctor and physio allowed to enter pitch on Sunday before, during and after Croke Park game
- Only team manager permitted to patrol the sideline during Sunday’s final
- Team forbidden from having their own water carriers during the final – GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee instead appointing people for the role
The club appealed against eight player bans handed out following a brawl between Derrytresk and Dromid Pearses in the All-Ireland Junior semi-final on January 22.
Influential forward Joe McKee’s eight-week ban was lifted, providing a major boost for Derrytresk going into Sunday’s final against Galway club Clonbur.
Bans on Kevin Campbell, Michael Robinson, Sean Slater and Brian Gavin were cut to a month, but the four players will still be ruled out of the club’s big match.
Derrytresk’s fine of €5,000 was reduced to €2,500 by the GAA’s Central Hearing Committee.
But three other suspended players did not appeal against the decision, and will miss the final.
Further sanctions were also imposed on the team for Sunday’s All-Ireland decider.
Only Derrytresk’s team manager, club secretary, team doctor and physio will be allowed to enter the pitch on Sunday before, during and after the Croke Park game, and only their team manager will be permitted to patrol the sideline during the match.
Derrytresk will also not be allowed to have their own water carriers for the final, with the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee instead appointing people for the role.
The club has two further appeal options – either making a further plea to Croke Park, or heading to the Disputes Resolution Committee.
BBC Sport say Derrytresk will use one or both of these options before Sunday’s decider.
Earlier this week, a Derrytresk supporter who hit Dromid Pearses player Declan O’Sullivan with a handbag during last month’s semi-final was banned from attending games for almost a year.
Dromid were given a €2,000 fine and three players received bans. The team is expected to also appeals to the GAA’s Central Hearing Committee.
Video of the clash between Derrytresk and Dromid: