Donegal full-back Neil McGee is facing a two match ban following his straight red card in last Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final clash with Fermanagh in Ballybofey.
The proposed ban has been handed down by the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee in Croke Park.
Donegal officials were making no comment on the matter yesterday but it is understood that officials were discussing the matter of an appeal and the Democrat is reliably informed that the suspension is to be appealed.
If the suspension stands, McGee will miss Donegal’s next two championship games - Saturday week’s semi-final meeting with Monaghan and either the Ulster final or an All-Ireland Qualifier tie.
McGettigan ban rescinded
Meanwhile, Donegal minors have received a major boost ahead of their Ulster semi-final meeting with Monaghan, also on Saturday week in Cavan.
This follows the rescinding of the red card picked up by Eoghan McGettigan in Donegal’s first round meeting with Antrim, in Corrigan Park, Belfast.
It is believed the card was rescinded after video evidence clearly showed that he did not strike his opponent.
Donegal officials are awaiting the referee’s report into an ugly melee that marred the end of the league game between Dungloe and Ardara on Saturday evening, before deciding if they are going to take any action.