Longford champions facing 48-week ban

August 11, 2020

Killoe Emmet Og stand for the national anthem before the 2015 Longford SFC final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Longford senior football champions Killoe have been issued a 48-week ban arising from a €750 fine that they received six months ago.

According to the Longford Leader, the €750 fine was handed down by the Longford GAA's Hearings Committee back in February over the club's failure to show up for their county U16 A final against St Colmcille’s-St Francis a month earlier. Killoe, who began their Longford SFC title defence last Friday, informed the county board in advance of their decision not to fulfil the U16 fixture as a stance on a separate issue regarding the same competition.

The due date for the penalty to be paid was 31 July and the fine was subject to an appeal from Killoe to the Leinster GAA Hearings Committee but a hearing on the matter never took place because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Despite the impact of the coronavirus, Longford GAA have come down hard on Killoe who now face the prospect of being out of action for a lengthy spell from U16 to adult level as they anxiously await their Leinster Council hearing.

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