Donegal GAA has confirmed it has decided that the 2020 senior club championship final between Naomh Conaill and Kilcar should be replayed.
Naomh Conaill won the final a few weeks ago after extra-time and a penalty shoot-out.
However, Kilcar subsequently lodged an objection, claiming that their opponents had used more than the permitted number of substitutes (three) in extra-time.
Kilcar’s objection was proven following a hearing involving both clubs last Thursday.
The decision of the Donegal Central Competitions Control Committee was conveyed to the two clubs on Sunday evening.
Both parties still have the right appeal the decision to a higher authority (Ulster Council/Disputes Resolution Authority).
Below is a copy of the communication sent to both clubs by the CCCC on Sunday:
The Hearing of an Objection by Cill Chartha CLG against the award of the 2020 Senior Championship Final to Naomh Conaill CLG played on 14 Lunasa 2021 was held on 25 Lunasa 2021.
You are hereby notified that Choiste Cheannais na gComortaisi Dhun Na nGall CLG, at the Hearing of the Objection, considered and determined as follows on the basis of all of the evidence provided and the submissions made by both parties to the Hearing:
- That the Objection as lodged was in order in for the purposes of Rule 7.10 (e) and otherwise in order for the purposes of Rule 7.10 generally – Official Guide 2021 Part 1.
- That Naomh Conaill CLG made four substitutions in the course of the extra time played and as a result committed a breach of Rule 2.3(ii) Rules of Specification – The Players – Official Guide 2021 Part 2.
- That the breach of the said Rule 2.3(ii) Rules of Specification – The Players – Official Guide 2021 Part 2 by Naomh Conaill CLG was an Infraction rendering Naomh Conaill CLG liable to the penalties set out in Rule 6.44(b)(ii) Official Guide 2021 Part 1, including but not limited to the award of the game to the Objector.
- That the Objection by Cill Chartha CLG was proven.
Having regard to the above it is further determined that the Objection by Cill Chartha be upheld in accordance with Rule 7.10(n)(i) Official Guide 2021 Part 1 and that the circumstances as outlined at the Hearing warranted a determination that the Game be replayed as provided for in Rule 6.44(b)(ii) Official Guide 2021 Part 1.
Is mise, le meas.
Eamonn O Broin
Choiste Cheannais na gComortaisi Dun Na nGall.
30 Lunasa 2021.