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Cathal Noonan/INPHO Tempers flared at half-time in Ballybofey.
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€5000 fines for Tyrone and Donegal following Ballybofey scuffle
There’s also a proposed eight-week ban for Tyrone assistant boss Gavin Devlin.

THERE’S BAD NEWS for Tyrone and Donegal coffers this afternoon with confirmation of heavy punishments for the county boards.

Each board has been slapped with a €5000 fine following the controversial Ulster SFC preliminary round clash in Ballybofey on 17 May.

Tyrone assistant boss Gavin Devlin has also been informed that he’s facing a proposed eight-week ban after a scuffle broke out as the teams made their way to the dressing-rooms at half-time.

Gavin Devlin and Mickey Harte James Crombie / INPHO Gavin Devlin (left) has been handed a proposed eight-week ban. James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

If the Red Hands decide not to appeal, Devlin will be absent from the touchline alongside manager Mickey Harte when Tyrone begin their All-Ireland qualifier campaign on 27 June.

The good news for Harte and his Donegal counterpart Rory Gallagher is that no player from either side has received a disciplinary sanction.

Tyrone and Donegal’s county boards have the option to appeal the punishments handed down.

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