So Derrytresk will be missing half a team for the All-Ireland junior final 9 years ago

So Derrytresk will be missing half a team for the All-Ireland junior final

The slings and arrows of the GAA disciplinary system have rained down on Derrytresk, with the Tyrone junior champions to be without eight of their panel for the All-Ireland final next week.

Derrytresk have clearly been identified as the instigators of the Portlaoise bother, with the suspensions and fines hitting them much harder than their opponents on the day, Dromid Pearses.

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The eight Derrytresk suspensions, to players whose names have yet to be identified, add up to 16 months in total.

It means that four of the team that started the controversial All-Ireland semi-final against Dromid, and another four who were substitutes on that occasion, will be ruled out of the final against Clonbur from Galway on 12 February.

Three players from the Dromid Pearses club have also been handed down bans from the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee.

Fines totalling €7000 were also handed out for bringing the game into disrepute, it seems, with the weighting of that also stacked against Derrytresk, who must fork out €5000.

Both clubs could launch appeals against the suspensions and fines.