Weekend Scuffles Lead to GAA Fines

In a weekend that saw some wondrous sporting moments and glimpses of enviable skill and athleticism, we were also reminded of the ugly side of GAA action from earlier in the month.

According to a story by Cliona Foley that appeared in The Irish Independent, four counties have been hit with a combined fine of €20,000.

The handful of teams involved were Fermanagh, Cavan, Longford and Wexford.

Each team will now be forced to fork over €5,000 each as a result of their regrettable actions earlier in the month.

It has also surfaced that some of the players that became embroiled in the altercations will face individual suspensions.

Wexford’s David Murphy as well as Longford’s Michael Quinn are two such players who, as the Irish Independent understands, are likely to face at least a one-match ban.

Of course, none of the scenes were nice to see, not least due to the fact that up until now it’s been quite a level-headed Championship thus far, but also because it sets a bad example and is certainly not a good advertisement for the sport.

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