ULSTER COUNCIL OVERTURNS BAN ON MAGHERACLOONE PLAYER

7 June 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Michael McDonnell
michael@northern-standard.ie

THE Magheracloone footballer who had been banned from playing for eight weeks following an alleged incident involving sectarian remarks has succeeded in having that decision overturned by the GAA’s Ulster Council.

It was welcomed by Magheracloone GFC this week (see Club Notes page) that their player, Noel Tuite, had been “cleared of racist allegations as a result of a successful appeal at the Ulster Council”.

The issue had arisen at a Senior Football League game between the club and Ballybay Pearse Brothers on Sunday 12th May, in which Ballybay alleged that their defender Drew Wylie, who was sent off early in the second half, had been the subject of sectarian abuse from the player he was deemed to have fouled. The game ended abruptly when the Ballybay players walked off the field in support of Mr Wylie.

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