Armagh are expected to appeal the three suspensions handed out to their players following last weekends loss to Donegal in the final game of the Allianz League Division 1 in O’Donnell Park.
After Patrick McBrearty pointed in the final minute for Donegal to win 1-14 to 1-13, the two sides clashed after referee Paddy Neilan blew for full-time.
In Nelian’s report, he named Odhran McFadden-Ferry and Neil McGee as the culprits for Donegal while Ciaran Mackin, Aiden Nugent and Stefan Campbell were deemed to be at fault for Armagh.
After Donegal’s announcement earlier today that they will not appeal the one-match bans handed out to Odhran McFadden-Ferry and Neil McGee, it is understood that the Orchard County are expected to fight the bans that are due to be given to trio Ciaran Mackin, Aiden Nugent and Stefan Campbell.
The suspensions are to be served when the two sides face in the quarter-final of the Ulster Championship on April 24th.
The Donegal County Board released the following statement on the matter:
“Following consultations last night between the county board, team management and player representatives, CLG Dhún na nGall accept the referee’s report on the Donegal v Armagh Allianz League Round 7 fixture last Sunday in O’Donnell Park. Consequently, Donegal will not be appealing the suspensions handed out to Donegal players.”
Armagh were also involved in a similar on-field coming together with Tyrone, with five players similarly suspended.
All five players on that occasion, four from Tyrone and one from Armagh, appealed the suspensions but the bans were upheld by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee.