The Mayo Ladies County Board have voted not to withdraw its appeal of the leniency of the suspensions given to eight Carnacon players by the National Appeals Committee of the LGFA.

Mayo LGFA has informed RTÉ Sport that club delegates voted to proceed with an appeal of the two-week ban issued to the eight Carnacon players, which will be heard on Tuesday night.

The Carnacon players who left the Mayo panel during the summer for apparent player welfare issues were initially handed a four-week ban on the grounds of bringing the game into disrepute.

Those suspensions were subsequently reduced to two weeks by the National Appeals Committee of the LGFA on September 28, following an appeal from Carnacon, who also appealed the decision 

The Mayo LGFA then appealed the leniency of that reduced ban on 2 October based on a decision reached by club delegates.

Carnacon then submitted a request to Mayo LGFA to withdraw their appeal and club delegates met on Monday night to discuss the request. They subsequently voted not to withdraw the appeal.

The reigning All-Ireland champions eased to a 15-point victory over Castlebar Mitchels in the Mayo championship on Friday, minus the services of the eight suspended players, including Cora Staunton and vice-captain Fiona McHale.

They lost their second group game to Knockmore last night, again without the banned players, but still qualified for this weekend's semi-finals.

Carnacon, who have been fined €500, face Moy Davitts on Sunday for a place in the county final with the suspended players set to return with the bans ending on Thursday at midnight.

The Mayo LGFA has publicly backed manager Peter Leahy and claim that the walk-out by a number of players was designed to force him to resign.

"We are of the opinion that the walkout was an orchestrated move designed to make the management of Peter Leahy untenable due to sheer weight of numbers leaving the panel.

"We feel it was a move designed to wrestle control of the senior team from the management and but for the steadfastness of Peter Leahy, the existing Mayo panel and the County Board it would have succeeded."