Donegal appeal McGee's one match ban

Gaoth Dobhair man has operation on nose

Donegal appeal McGee's one match ban

Donegal full-back Neil McGee is to appeal his proposed one match imposed following last Sunday’s fractious Donegal, Kerry Allianz League game in Tralee.

The Gaoth Dobhair man was hit with the ban after the Central Competitions Control Committee review a dvd of an incident involving McGee and the Kerry full-forward Alan Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald was shown a straight red card while referee Eddie Kinsella took no action against the Donegal man, who had to leave the action for treatment. He missed the remainder of the first half and only returned for the second half.

He was the only player singled out by the CCCC in a game that was marred by a number of ugly flare ups and off the ball clashes.

Donegal lodged the appeal yesterday. This was confirmed by a county board spokesperson.

However, the hearing is not expected to be heard until next week which means that he will miss this weekend’s clash with Roscommon in O’Donnell Park.

Meanwhile, the Democrat has learned that the former All-Star full-back had surgery on his nose which was injured in Sunday’s incident, in Sligo University Hospital on Thursday.