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No Decision On 2020 Donegal Final Until End Of 2021 Championship

No Decision On 2020 Donegal Final Until End Of 2021 Championship
By PJ Browne Updated

Donegal county board chairman Mick McGrath says that a decision regarding the 2020 Donegal Senior Football Championship final will not be made until the 2021 championship is over.

Naomh Conaill defeated Kilcar in the final, which was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, on August 14th, 2021. The game was decided by extra-time and a penalty shootout. It subsequently emerged that Naomh Conaill had used too many substitutes during extra time.

Kilcar objected to Naomh Conaill's use of four substitutes in extra-time when only three were permitted. Naomh Conaill brought on John O'Malley, Kieran Gallagher, Marty Boyle and Charles McGuinness during the 20 minutes of extra-time.

Kilcar won an appeal and the game was scheduled to be replayed on September 8th.

However, Naomh Conaill later made a successful appeal to the Ulster GAA Hearings Committee and the replay was postponed.

"There are appeals and count-appeals, etc," Mick McGrath told RTÉ Radio 1.

"The decision is that it won't be revisited until the 2021 championship is concluded. That is going on at the moment.

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"Everybody would like to see it sorted. The clubs involved, it's only fair to them that we don't interfere with their participation in the 2021 championship."

Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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