Mayo County Board Appeal Leniency Of Suspension To Carnacon Players

The Mayo County board have voted heavily in favour of appealing the decision of the National Appeals Committee of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to hand down a suspension to eight Carnacon players because they believe the original action taken was too lenient. 

The LGFA suspended eight Carnacon players for four weeks and fined the club €500 as a consequence of eight players from that club removing themselves from the Mayo panel due to alleged player welfare issues.

The county board originally wanted to remove Carnacon from the Championship for bringing the game into disrepute and they now seem to seek further action against those players and the club after voting 27-5 in favour of an appeal to the leniency of the suspension. That appeal is expected to take place on Tuesday night.

The Mayo club eased their way into the semi-final of the Mayo championship with a 15-point win at the weekend without the eight suspended players, including Cora Staunton and vice-captain Fiona McHale. The original suspension is due to expire this Thursday and Carnacon are set to face Moy Davitts on Sunday for a place in the county final.

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