Naomh Conaill angered by Ulster Council delay in hearing their appeal

Peter Campbell, Spor

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Peter Campbell, Spor

Naomh Conaill angered by Ulster Council delay in hearing their appeal
Naomh Conaill GAA Club are extremely annoyed at the length of time that it is taking for their appeal to the Ulster Council to be heard.

Naomh Conaill GAA Club are extremely annoyed at the length of time that it is taking for their appeal to the Ulster Council to be heard.

The Naomh Conaill club had an appeal against the result of their Senior Championship game with Glenswilly turned down by the Donegal Competitions Control Committee. The Glenties based club then took their appeal to the Ulster Council, who turned down their appeal on the basis that it was not in order.

Subsequently Naomh Conaill were successful in an appeal to Croke Park two weeks ago which ruled that the Ulster Council were incorrect in ruling out their request for a hearing. Croke Park ruled that the Ulster Council should have heard the Naomh Conaill appeal.

Now the club are far from happy with the way they are being put on the long finger by the provincial body.

“We have got a provisional date for the hearing for 27th November, exactly three weeks from the Croke Park decision. However, the date has not been confirmed, we even have looked for the hearing to be heard earlier, but we have still not received any word,” said club spokesperson David Keltch.

“At this stage the club are looking for an end to the affair and wish to be treated with dignity and respect, something we feel we have not been afforded by all parties involved so far.

“Croke Park found in our favour and for us to submit an appeal to any of the bodies concerned, we had 72 hours, but all of a sudden the matter has been put on the long finger.

“We think we deserve better than the way we are being treated at the moment.”