Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill facing fines and bans

Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill are facing hefty fines following an investigating into the brawl that marred the end of their championship meeting at the beginning of July, the Democrat has learned.

Glenswilly and Naomh Conaill are facing hefty fines following an investigating into the brawl that marred the end of their championship meeting at the beginning of July, the Democrat has learned.

While the clubs have not been notified the Democrat has learned that the decision has been taken by the Donegal CCCC and the CCCC are to recommend that the two clubs are fined and bans on two Naomh Conaill players and a Naomh Conaill club member are being proposed.

The decision has been arrived at following an investigation by a high powered committee made up of members of the Donegal County Executive, into the mass brawl that broke out at the end of their championship meeting in Glenties at the beginning of July.

The investigating committee interviewed officials from both clubs and also heard evidence from a number of independent witnesses that came forward.

It is expected that the clubs will be informed of the outcome of the investigation and the proposed action being taken over the next couple of days.

As the CCCC can only propose fines and suspensions, both the clubs and the individuals facing bans have the right to appeal the proposed sanctions to the County Hearings Committee.

Meanwhile, a Killybegs player, who is facing a 48 week ban for an alleged incident with a referee at recent Senior Reserve Championship game, is due to go before the Donegal Hearings Committee tonight (Thursday).

The incident in question involving the player and referee Ronan Kennedy happened in the course of the meeting of Killybegs and Kilcar, two weeks ago in Dunkineely.

Robert Emmett’s player Marcus Curran has failed in his bid to have the suspension imposed following an incident with a referee earlier in the summer overturned by the Ulster Council.

Curran, who had a proposed 48 week ban by the Donegal CCCC halved on appeal to the Donegal Hearings Committee, took his case to the Ulster Hearings Committee.

However, the provincial committee upheld the decision taken by the County Hearings body and the 24 week ban stands.

Cox looking for Commonwealth title

Boxer Jamie Cox, (pictured) who has strong Donegal connections, is preparing for a Commonwealth title fight, after a successful comeback recently.

Jamie’s grandad, Kevin, was from Ballintra, was one of the brightest young stars in the professional grade at welterweight in the UK a few years ago, but then picked up a one year ban. Jamie had 14 fights at that weight, winning them all.

He has now got his career back on track and has moved from Swindon to a new base in Birmingham and has moved up to Light Middleweight. In his comeback fight he defeated Marcus Portman inside three rounds.

Under promoter Frank Warren, he will get his chance to fight for the Commonwealth title on Friday week, September 9th when he takes on Ghanaian Obodai Sai.

U-21 Football championship

semi-final draws

The draws for the semi-finals of the U-21 A and B football championship are due to take place tonight at the meeting of the Donegal CCCC.

It is hoped to play the semi-final next Tuesday night, September 6th, with the finals to be played at the end of October.

Curran has big day in Croker

There was one big Donegal winner in Croke Park on Sunday. Young Kilcar footballer Peadar Og Curran (pictured) was one of the ball boys used. Peadar was used during the senior game behind the Hill 16 goals.