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More bad news for Harte as O'Neill handed 12-week ban.

Tyrone man was part of the St Mary’s Belfast side which lost out to NUIG in a recent controversial Sigerson Cup tie.

TYRONE MANAGER MICKEY Harte will have to plan without key defender Sean O’Neill for the rest of the Allianz National Football League.

O’Neill was yesterday hit with a proposed 12-week ban for his part in ugly scenes which marred a recent Sigerson Cup game.

The player featured in the St Mary’s Belfast outfit which was beaten by a single point against NUI Galway. The Ulster students insisted the referee had blown it up the game however and there was angry confrontations on the way into the dressing-room.

The Red Hand player’s university team-mate, Gavin Teague,  was handed a similar ban to O’Neill. The news adds to Mickey Harte’s selection concerns in defence with Conor Gormley already on the sidelines after ankle surgery, of course.

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