All-Ireland Ladies club champions Carnacon have been thrown out of the Mayo Championship as a result of the walk-out by a number of their players from the county's senior panel in June but plan to appeal.
Delegates at a Ladies Gaelic Football Association county board meeting last night voted to remove the club from the county championship, meaning that they will not be able to defend their Mayo, Connacht or All-Ireland titles.
"We have not got any official confirmation from the Mayo County Board yet regarding last night's meeting," Carnacon secretary Beatrice Casey told the Connaught Telegraph.
"However, we had a delegate at the meeting and a vote was passed under rule 288 to remove us from the Mayo senior championship and senior league for the remainder of the season."
Carnacon were due to play Castlebar Mitchels no later than 16 Sepetember.
In June, 12 players, including eight from Carnacon, and two members of the backroom staff left the Mayo panel citing player welfare issues and personnel reasons.
It was hoped that the dispute would be resolved through talks but the players did not rejoin the panel for their remaining championship games.
Rule 288 of the LGFA reads: "Any member of the Association found guilty of conduct calculated to bring the Association into disrepute shall be liable to expulsion or suspension by the Committee, Board or Council concerned."
This evening mayonews.ie reported that Casey has confirmed an appeal would be lodged.