All-Ireland Ladies club champions Carnacon have won their appeal against their removal from the Mayo Championship as a result of the walk-out by a number of their players from the county's senior panel in June.

Delegates at a LGFA county board meeting had voted to throw the Mayo, Connacht and All-Ireland holders out of the county championship.  

However, they will defend their titles after successfully appealing to the Connacht Council tonight.

The initial fallout goes back to last June when 12 players, 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 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."

It was on that basis that Carnacon were removed but they are free to face Castlebar Mitchels in September after tonight's verdict, and will now look to focus on retaining their crowns.