Cullen to face 48 week ban?

A leading Donegal GAA club official is facing a 48 week ban, the Democrat can exclusively reveal.

A leading Donegal GAA club official is facing a 48 week ban, the Democrat can exclusively reveal.

Danny Cullen (pictured), secretary of Setanta Hurling Club, is facing the ban for allegedly bringing the Association into disrepute, the Democrat has learned.

County secretary Aodh Mairtin O’Fearraigh would neither confirm nor deny that the Setanta official was facing a ban. However, the Democrat has learned from a well placed source that the Setanta official has been hit with a 48 week suspension by the Donegal CCC.

It is understood that the county officials took the decision after an alleged incident involving Cullen during an in-camera session of last month’s county committee meeting.

The Democrat has also learned that Setanta’s affiliation for the coming season has not been accepted after the club failed to meet the demands of county committee agreed at last month’s county committee meeting. This relates to the club’s failure to come up with an acceptable proposal to pay off a large debt owed by the club to the Donegal county board.

The debt has been accrued over a number of years and in the main is believed to be unpaid annual levies.

Both Mr. Cullen and the club have the right to appeal the sanctions to the Donegal Hearings’ Committee.

It is also understood that both Danny Cullen and the club were informed of the proposed sanction at the end of last week.

A number of attempts by this newspaper to contact Danny Cullen yesterday proved unsuccessful.

Donegal GAA Training Fund Golf Classic

Donegal GAA are running a golf classic in aid of county team training funds next month at Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club.

The classic is on June 15th, the Friday before the meeting of Donegal and Derry, in the Ulster championship quarter-final in Ballybofey.

The cost per team of four any combination is €120 and entries are being taken by county vice-chairman Charlie Cannon (087-6949125), county chairman P. J. McGowan (086-222750) and Crona Regan (087-9383098).