Ulster CEO Danny Murphy has conformed that Sunday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final between St Eunan’s and Roslea will go ahead as planned.
St Eunan’s welcome Fermanagh champions Roslea to O’Donnell Park on Sunday hoping to secure a place in the semi-final.
There had been doubts regarding the fixture due to the on-going saga over the appeal by Naomh Conaill.
The Donegal SFC is being challenged by Naomh Conaill following their controversial semi-final defeat against Glenswilly.
Glenswilly’s Ciaran Bonner was shown a black-card in the closing stages of the match, his replacement Oisin Crawford scored a crucial point to edge Glenswilly into lead in stoppage time.
Naomh Conaill maintain Bonner should’ve been shown a red card because he had already been booked.
Naomh Conaill’s appeal was rejected by both the Donegal County Board and the Ulster Council, they’ve now taken their appeal to Croke Park.
Ulster CEO Danny Murphy told The Irish Times, “It’s not impacting on the fixtures at the weekend,” he told this newspaper.
“St Eunan’s will play Roslea and the winners will go on to the semi-final.
“The Donegal county board accepted the referee’s report and confirmed the final score in the game.
“When this was appealed to Ulster Council, the appeal was ruled out of order.
Naomh Conaill’s are seeking a re-match because of the refereeing error but precedents are encouraging for the club, which is hoping to have their original appeal heard by the Ulster Council before Sunday’s quarter-final.
The case is similar to that which arose in a football match in Limerick in 2005 between Fr Casey’s and St Senan’s and gave rise to a challenge from the former, based on a refereeing error during the match.
The matter ended up before the Disputes Resolution Authority, which rejected the challenge.Tags: