Monaghan's Darren Hughes has had an eight-week ban upheld by Central Competitions Control Committee over an infraction during the qualifier defeat of Fermanagh.

Hughes, on the comeback trail from a broken ankle, got involved in an altercation with Fermanagh players.

The Monaghan star was a team official on the day.

He remains injured but could return later in the Championship and it is likely he will take his appeal further.