GAA incident to be investigated

GAA incident to be investigated
An investigation into an incident that left a Letterkenny footballer with serious facial injuries is likely to take place “sooner rather than later” once the referee’s match report has been completed, the secretary of the Donegal GAA board has confirmed.

An investigation into an incident that left a Letterkenny footballer with serious facial injuries is likely to take place “sooner rather than later” once the referee’s match report has been completed, the secretary of the Donegal GAA board has confirmed.

St Eunan’s GAA player Ronan Lennon had to be taken to hospital by ambulance following a fracas that broke out near the end of their Division one reserve match against Naomh Conaill of Glenties in O’Donnell Park yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

It’s understood a Naomh Conaill player also attended hospital following the match.

Secretary of the Donegal County Board, Aodh Maírtin O’ Fearraigh, told the Donegal Democrat this afternoon: said: “The CCC (Competitions Controls Committee) will have the report quite soon and they will be dealing with it as soon as possible.”

He added that the referee’s report is normally prepared within three days of the match, and that the matter will be investigated from there.

“The CCC will be requesting it and it will be coming to them fairly soon. They will be dealing with it accordingly. The CCC will be meeting sooner rather than later to launch an investigation into this,” he added.

Mr Lennon suffered cuts and bruising and was left with two black eyes following the incident. He was taken to hospital after receiving treatment on the pitch and he was discharged last night (Sunday).