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Donegal successful in their appeal as bans for minor players lifted

Both are now available for the Ulster MFC semi-final.

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DONEGAL HAVE BEEN successful in their appeal against bans handed down to two of their minor players.

After an investigation into an incident at half-time in Donegal’s recent Ulster MFC quarter-final victory over Armagh, both players were given eight week suspensions.

But after lodging an appeal to the Ulster Hearings Committee, the Donegal County Board this evening confirmed both bans have been lifted with the pair now available for their semi-final on 27 June.

“CLG Dhun na nGall can confirm that our appeals to the Ulster Hearings Committee on behalf of our two Minor players and two backroom members against their proposed suspensions were upheld last night,” the statement read.

“A lesser charge resulting in a 4-week suspension was handed down to one of the aforementioned backroom team which has been accepted. We now look forward to the Ulster Minor Football Championship semi-final on Saturday 27th June.”

It’s thought the investigation centered around an alleged altercation between the players and members of the backroom staff with a match official during the half-time break.

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