Alleged assault on referee

A Donegal League player could be facing a suspension of twelve months after he allegedly assaulted a match referee at the weekend.

A Donegal League player could be facing a suspension of twelve months after he allegedly assaulted a match referee at the weekend.

The Lifford Celtic player is likely to face strong disciplinary action following an incident during his team’s Premier Division meeting with Kilmacrennan Celtic on Sunday.

The match, which was played at Letterkenny Community Centre, was abandoned shortly after the half hour mark. It’s understood the player pushed the referee, Ronan Floyd who promptly abandoned the match.

The Ballybofey match official, when contacted yesterday, declined to comment on the incident, although he did confirm that he abandoned the match towards the end of the first half. He will file a report on the match to the Donegal League and depending on what’s contained in the report, it will then be the subject of a disciplinary hearing.

Under league rules, an assault on a referee carries a minimum 12 month suspension. And while Sunday’s incident might not be considered a serious assault, a push on a referee will still be classed as an assault.

The game was level at 1-1 when the incident took place.

St. Michael’s heading to the DRA

St. Michael’s are to take their expulsion from the Donegal U-21 Championship to the Disputes Resolution Committee after their appeal to Ulster and Croke Park failed.

They were excluded from the Donegal championship after they failed to show up for their quarter-final with Naomh Conaill.

A club spokesperson confirmed that they were taking their case to the DRA and were awaiting a date.

Cassidy bound for Florida?

Although he may not be in the Donegal party which will go on a well-earned trip to Florida in the first week in December, it is learned that Kevin Cassidy may be Florida-bound at the same time.

It is believed that Cassidy has organised a private trip for the same week at the US holiday location.