‘Full-on melee’ results in abandonment GAA League game


 March 12, 2017
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The Donegal Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) will await the referee’s report before deciding what action to take after the abandonment of an All-County League game this afternoon.

The Glenfin v Cloughaneely game in Division 2 was abandoned with just three minutes of the game remaining after a mass brawl broke out.

Cloughaneely were leading the game, at Pairc Tabhoige in Glenfin, 3-7 to 0-9 when it was abandoned by match referee Mark Dorrian.

There were only three minutes of injury time left to be played.

What has been described as ‘a full-on melee’ broke out on the opposite end of the pitch to where the ball was at the time.

Players, mentors and substitutes from both teams were said to have been involved.

The referee is to submit his report on the matter to the CCC who will discuss it at their next sitting.