It was confirmed this morning that Croke Park are to investigate an alleged incident during the Donegal v Dublin National League game in Ballybofey on Sunday last in which Donegal forward Patrick McBrearty received a serious shoulder injury.
The Donegal medical team and county board officials were incensed with the injury, which took place late in the first half, and brought it to the attention of referee, Padraig Hughes, at half-time and again to replacement refereree, Michael Duffy, at the end of the game.
The Dublin medical doctor was also invited to the Donegal dressing room after the game to see at first hand the injury to McBrearty.
The Kilcar man was later treated in hospital and had further tests on Monday, but he is expected to be fit to take his place tonight in the Ulster U-21 final against Cavan in Brewster Park, Enniskillen.
Dublin Co. Board chairman, Andy Kettle, confirmed on RTE Radio this morning that the Dublin medical officer was invited to the Donegal dressing room to witness the injury received by McBrearty.
The Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) in Croke Park received the referee’s report on the game yesterday and confirmed that it contained the biting allegation and they immediately initiated an investigation.