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Friday 18 August 2017

Bans and fines handed out for 'Donebrawlers'

McGee was forced off the field with a broken nose and didn’t resurface until the second half but the GAA’s Central Competition Controls Committee deemed his action to be behaviour dangerous to an opponent and charged him for a Category Three offence. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
McGee was forced off the field with a broken nose and didn’t resurface until the second half but the GAA’s Central Competition Controls Committee deemed his action to be behaviour dangerous to an opponent and charged him for a Category Three offence. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

The CCCC have come down hard on Kerry and Donegal for their parts in last Sunday's unseemly League fixture in Tralee while Neil McGee has been banned for his part in a nasty incident which saw Alan Fitzgerald sent off.

The GAA's disciplinary arm has hit both county boards with fines of €7,500 while three one-match bans have also been dished out.

Both Fitzgerald and Leo McLoone have been suspended for a single game, an automatic consequence to the straight red cards shown to them by referee Eddie Kinsella.

McGee, however, has been retrospectively fingered for his part in the Kerry forward's dismissal.

The Donegal full-back has been deemed guilty of a Category iii offence, which covers behaving in a way which is dangerous to an opponent.

Live TG4 cameras captured the three-time All Star defender aggressively grabbing Fitzgerald's hand prior to the punches which were spotted by an umpire.

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