GAA – Partial Reprieve For Derrytresk Ahead Of Croke Park Final

The GAA's central hearings committee have ruled that Tyrone side Derrytresk will be allowed to compete in the All Ireland junior football final this weekend but will be barred from the provincial club championship for 5 years after. The clubs personnel on the sideline for Sunday final will also be restricted to the manager while water carriers will be provided by the C.C.C.C. A fine of 2 and half thousand euro has also been imposed. The club have received a partial reprieve with ace forward Joe McKee cleared to play against Clonbur of Galway at Croke Park. McKee was one of eight players from the Tyrone club hit with bans in the wake of a brawl in the first half of their semi-final win over Kerry’s Dromid Pearses. The club appealed the sanctions, but the remaining seven bans were upheld. They also had a €5,000 cut in half, but Derrytresk will not be allowed to represent Tyrone or Ulster for the next five years.