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Neil McGee likely to miss the remainder of Donegal's Ulster campaign

The defender was red-carded in the first-half of their win over Fermanagh.

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DONEGAL DEFENDER NEIL McGee is unlikely to play again in the Ulster championship this season following his latest dismissal.

McGee was sent-off against Fermanagh in the provincial quarter-final in Ballybofey on Sunday, and he’s expected to be reported for a category-three offense which brings a one-game ban.

Because McGee was already suspended for a game following his red card against Kerry in the league, any one-match ban will be doubled.

Unless Donegal draw either the semi-final or final (should they make it), McGee’s participation in the Ulster championship is over.

He was already walking a disciplinary tightrope after picking up black cards in league games against Down and Monaghan this year. One more will yield another one-match ban.

The 30-year-old was retrospectively banned after a heated game against Kerry in March for “behaving in a way which is dangerous to an opponent.” In a clash with Alan Fitzgerald, McGee dangerously bent back the Kingdom forward’s fingers. Fitzgerald responded by breaking McGee’s nose.

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McGee’s older brother Eamon was on the receiving end of a punch to the stomach from Fermanagh’s Niall Cassidy during Sunday’s game. Cassidy may face retrospective action from the GAA’s Central Competition Controls Committee (CCCC) as the incident was caught on camera.

The CCCC will also examine all available evidence to determine what happened in the incident that left Westmeath’s Kieran Martin with a broken nose in the immediate aftermath of their win over Offaly.

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