Kerry and Donegal have proposed fines cut to €5,000 by CHC

Kerry and Donegal have had their proposed €7,500 fines reduced to €5,000 following a Central Hearings Committee (CHC) meeting in Croke Park on Wednesday night.

Kerry and Donegal have proposed fines cut to €5,000 by CHC

Both counties accepted their players were out of order but had queried the size of the fines recommended by the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC). The CHC deemed the unruly scenes in the first half fell into the middle range of financial punishments.

Neither Kerry nor Donegal are expected to bring their cases to the Central Appeals Committee about a decision, which falls in line with similar incidents brought to the attention of the CHC.

Earlier this year, the CHC reduced proposed fines handed down to Armagh and Fermanagh to €1,500 following a half-time tunnel fracas during their Division 2 game in the Athletic Grounds. While last year Armagh and Dublin had their €10,000 penalties, as recommended by the CCCC, dropped to €6,500, arising from violent scenes prior to their challenge game in Glasnevin.

Kerry chose not to contest the onematch ban on Alan Fitzgerald — on right, with Donegal’s Neil McGee — after he was shown a red card in the game. Picture: Brendan Moran
Kerry chose not to contest the onematch ban on Alan Fitzgerald — on right, with Donegal’s Neil McGee — after he was shown a red card in the game. Picture: Brendan Moran

Kerry chose not to contest the one-match ban ascribed to Alan Fitzgerald following his red card in the same game.

Likewise, Donegal after consideration chose not to appeal Neil McGee’s retrospective one-game suspension for his involvement in the altercation with Fitzgerald.

Meanwhile, TJ Ryan is expected to be able to call on all of his Na Piarsaigh contingent but David Breen for next Saturday’s Division 1 quarter-final against Dublin in Parnell Park.

Adrian Breen, Mike Casey, Alan Dempsey, David Dempsey, Shane Dowling, Kevin Downes, Cathal King, Ronan Lynch and Will O’Donoghue are set to be available for selection against the team that knocked Limerick out of both the league and championship last year.

Breen decided to step away this season.

Apart from Seanie Tobin who withdrew from the panel earlier this week, Mikey Ryan, Thomas O’Brien, John Riordan, Kieran O’Rourke and Mike Reidy are no longer in Ryan’s plans.

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