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Thursday 14 December 2017

Derrytresk set to appeal ban

DERRYTRESK look set to launch an appeal against their five-year disqualification from Ulster and All-Ireland club competitions but they will stick by their stance to accept the suspensions handed down yesterday by the Central Hearings Committee.

The CHC found the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) were wrong to recommend an eight-week punishment to centre-forward Joe McKee who is now clear to face Galway's Clonbur in Sunday's All-Ireland JFC decider and reduced the suspensions of four others to four weeks.

That quartet, along with three others, will not be eligible for the Croke Park decider while Derrytresk's match day backroom team will be severely diminished as a result of further sanctions which include CCC-appointed water-carriers.

GARY SICE has been included in the Galway team to face Louth on Sunday in the second round of the Allianz League Division 2. Sice's inclusion at wing-forward for Jonathan Ryan is one of two changes from the side which began so impressively with a victory over Derry last weekend.

DOWN'S hand has been seriously strengthened by the return to Ireland of Kevin McKernan. The former All Star defender has been travelling in Australia since before the turn of the year and is now expected to link up with James McCartan's squad after landing home yesterday.

GALWAY (SF v Louth): A Faherty; C Forde, F Hanley, K Kelly; G Bradshaw, J Duane, G O'Donnell; T Flynn, F ó Curraoin; G Sice, P Conroy, M Hehir; M Martin, N Joyce, D Cummins.

CORK (SH v Tipperary): M Coleman; B Murphy, E Dillon, C O'Sullivan; C Joyce, R Cashman, J Gardiner; D Sweetnam, P Cronin; B Corry, N McCarthy, C Naughton; L O'Farrell, E Murphy, R Clifford.

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