Kildare will not appeal against fine

Kildare have decided not to contest the €5,000 fine given to them after their players’ involvement in two brawls during their league encounter with Monaghan.

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The Lilywhites had requested a hearing to appeal against the fine, but changed their mind after the Central Hearings Committee took a home match off Monaghan for the same incident.

In a statement, Kildare said the threat of losing home advantage for their next match with Derry played a part in their decision.

Kildare would have to pay overnight, food and travel expenses, while they would also lose gate revenue.

Kildare chairman John McMahon said: “We are making this decision in light of the outcome of the Monaghan case, ie they would lose home advantage in their next league fixture.

“We feel it would be unfair to ask our loyal supporters to travel to Derry for our Round 4 fixture which would be our next ‘home’ game.”

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