Jim McGuinness’ eight-week ban overturned after appeal

“Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has won his appeal against an eight-week ban for fielding an ineligible player in the McKenna Cup win over Armagh.

Finbarr Roarty – 17 at the time of the clash with the Orchard County – was deemed to be underage for the game following a meeting of Ulster GAA officials.

Roarty turned 18 the day after the match but the rules state that all senior inter-county players must be that age by the start of the calendar year and provide for an eight-week suspension for the ‘person(s) in charge of the team’ if they are not.


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