GAA headquarters has agreed to review an appeal lodged by Naomh Conaill over their senior championship semi-final against Glenswilly, Donegal Daily has learned.
The Glenties-based club has appealed against a decision of the Ulster Council which decided not to review its appeal because the club’s paperwork was deemed not to be in order.
Croke Park’s National Central Appeals Committee will meet on Friday and decide whether the case should go back to the Ulster Council for review.
If they say it should, then the Ulster Council must meet before St Eunan’s – who beat Glenswilly in the county final last Sunday – play Roslea in the Ulster club championship this Sunday.
In a statement Naomh Conaill said players and officials felt aggrieved at how both the Donegal County Board and the Ulster Council of the GAA had dealt with the case.
If the Ulster Council – with paperwork presumably correct this time around – were to rule in Naomh Conaill’s favour it would, it would throw the Donegal and Ulster club championships into chaos.
Naomh Conaill’s grievance stemmed from a black-card incident involving Ciaran Bonner. He had already been yellow-carded and should have been sent off.
Instead he was replaced by substitute Oisin Crawford who went on to score.