Ramelton Mariners and Deele fined over abandoned game

Diarmaid Doherty

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Diarmaid Doherty

Two Donegal League clubs have been disciplined after their match was abandoned after only 10 minutes last month.

Two Donegal League clubs have been disciplined after their match was abandoned after only 10 minutes last month.

The sides involved - Ramelton Mariners and Deele Harps - met in the Donegal Saturday League in Kerrykeel on February 11th. The match referee, Victor Rainey, abandoned the game at a stage when Ramelton Mariners were leading 1-0.

The referee, in his match report, abandoned the game for the safety of the players. It’s understood at least one player was struck during an incident.

The matter came before this month’s meeting of the Donegal League’s Disciplinary Committee who ordered that the match be replayed at Diamond Park, Ballyare. Both clubs were fined €50 on a charge of bringing the game into disrepute.

The other matters dealt with by the disciplinary committee were: Stephen Davenport (Drumoghill FC) fined €20, sent off against Dunkineely Celtic; John McMullin, fined €, sent off against Drumoghill; Deele Harps ordered to reverse fixture against Mulroy Celtic after game in January not played; Declan Boyle (Eany Celtic), fined €20 and suspended for one game, sent off against Kilmacrennan Celtic; Eany Celtic fined €25, five players booked against Kilmacrennan Celtic; Glenea United fined €20 for verbal abuse directed at Eany Celtic manager by a supporter; Deele Harps fined €25 for poor changing facilities, no proper changing room for referee for game against Erne Wanderers; Deele Harps fined €25 for state of nets, poor line markings and shower not working in referee’s room for game against Tullyvinney Rovers; Gerard Roulston (Whitestrand United), fined €20 and suspended for one game, sent off against Cranford United; Philip Buchanan (Cranford), fined €20 , sent off against Whitestrand; Kilmacrennan Celtic ordered to reverse fixture against Donegal Town after game in February not played; Sean O’Donnell (manager, Downtown United) fined E25 for constant shouting at match official in game against Fintown Harps; Whitestrand United fined €25 for having five players booked against Copany Rovers; Kilmacrennan Celtic fined €25 for poor pitch and facilities in game against Donegal Town; Gearoid Diver (Lifford Celtic) fined €20 and suspended for one game, sent off against Castlefin Celtic; Letterbarrow Celtic fined E25 and warned over the conduct of their players in game against Bonagee United.

A number of clubs were warned over the state of facilities at their grounds including poor changing rooms, showers and dug-outs. These included Keadue Rovers, Glenree United, Raphoe Town, Cranford United and Rathmullan Celtic. Erne Wanderers were warned for having no proper corner arcs on their pitch.