Carbery GAA in Cork have taken a strong stance against violence on the pitch, hitting two clubs who were involved in a post-match brawl with hefty fines.
There were ugly scenes in Drimoleague earlier in September after the final whistle in the west Cork division’s Junior A Football Championship final, where Kilmacabea beat Tadhg Mac Cartaigh.
Players from both sides got involved, as did some mentors and supporters and Carbery GAA were quick to act.
Both clubs have each been hit with €3,000 fines and several players have been given substantial suspensions.
However, Kilmacabea and Tadhg Mac Cartaigh haven’t accepted the proposed punishment and their cases will be heard shortly by Cork County Board’s Hearings Committee.
That is likely to happen soon, as both clubs are in due in action in all-county junior championship this weekend.
Carbery GAA have taken a strong stance during a week where Tyrone GAA was rocked by incidents in two games.
A mass brawl broke out during an intermediate game between Strabane and Stewartstown, and then former Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh was left with facial injuries and concussion during his club the Moy’s match with Edendork, which featured 20 yellow cards, six reds and one black.