Carnacon eight have bans halved

September 29, 2018

Cora Staunton celebrates Carnacon's victory over Mourneabbey at Parnell Park

The eight Carnacon players who left the Mayo ladies football panel over alleged welfare issues have had their suspensions reduced to two weeks on appeal. 

Martha Carter, Marie Corbett, Amy Dowling, Doireann Hughes, Sadhbh Larkin, Fiona McHale, Cora Staunton and Saoirse Walsh were banned for four weeks by the Connacht Council of the LGFA and their club fined €500. 

But they had their suspensions halved yesterday evening with the LFGA issuing the following statement: "The National Appeals Committee of the LGFA sat for six hours last night to hear the appeal from eight Carnacon Players against a decision of the Connacht Council to suspend them for a period of four weeks.

"Having considered the evidence, submissions and documents presented the committee imposed a sanction of a two week  suspension on each of the Carnacon Players under Rule 288 of the LGFA Official Guide.

"The suspension is to commence at 12am on Thursday 27th of September and expires at 12am on Thursday 11th of October. 

"The Ladies Gaelic Football Association would like to sincerely thank our National Appeals Committee for their diligence in this matter." 

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