Jim McGuinness has been hit with an eight-week sideline suspension for fielding an ineligible participant within the McKenna Cup towards Armagh.
The ban comes after Donegal performed Naomh Conaill participant Finbarr Roarty, then 17, featured of their opening McKenna Cup win at MacCumhaill Park on Wednesday.
Roarty’s inclusion appeared to interrupt the rule which says senior inter-county gamers need to be aged 18 by the beginning of the calendar 12 months.
Donegal additionally lose the factors from their 3-16 to 1-6 win over Armagh however the factors won’t awarded to the Orchard County, nonetheless, as they didn’t attraction.
The Ulster GAA has not commented as but, whereas Donegal can request a listening to to attraction the penalty towards McGuinness.
Roarty, who hasn’t performed a senior sport for his membership, turned 18 on Thursday final.
Nonetheless, competitors guidelines for senior inter-county soccer state gamers should be 18 by the beginning of that calendar 12 months to be eligible to play.
McGuinness stated he had “no concept” whether or not he would face a sanction for fielding Roarty, however indicated he would attraction.
Roarty, who can not play for the senior panel this season as a consequence of his age, has additionally been handed a two-week suspension.
Jim McGuinness hit with eight week sideline ban was final modified: January eighth, 2024 by