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Both Derrytresk and Dromid hit with heavy bans and fines for brawl

Tyrone club will, reportedly, have to plan without eight players for their All-Ireland Club decider at Croke Park.

CROKE PARK CHIEFS have reportedly dealt severely with Tyrone club Derrytresk after their recent brawl with Kerry outfit Dromid Pearses.

Players and supporters clashed during the teams’ All-Ireland Junior Club semi-final  at Portlaoise on 22 January.

Reports tonight suggest the Ulster side will now have to plan for their Croke Park decider on Sunday week against Clonbur of Galway without eight of the starting 15 who lined out in the semi-final have been banned.

Teamtalkmag.com reports the club have been fined €5000 by the CCCC while the Kingdom outfit have had three players suspended and a fine of €2,000 imposed.

Dromid’s Denis O’Sullivan was the only player shown a red card in a game which Derrytresk won 1-10 to 0-7. Club officials from both clubs met with GAA officials in Portlaoise on Monday evening and, it is understood, players were told of the bans tonight.

No representative from Derrytresk was immediately available for comment though both clubs held emergency meetings earlier, according to the Irish Times and a response is expected tomorrow.

There has been no official confirmation from the GAA.

The clubs can request a hearing from the Central Hearings Committee or take their arguements to the Central Appeals Committee.

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