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Donegal SFC final finally gets the go ahead tomorrow as Naomh Conaill appeal fails

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By Harry Walsh

THE Donegal SFC final meeting between reigning champions Glenswilly and neighbours St Eunan’s will go ahead as planned on Sunday afternoon, throw-in 4pm.

It follows news coming out of the Naomh Conaill club this afternoon that their appeal to the Ulster Council has failed.

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The Glenties club took their case to the Provincial Hearings Committee following a decision by Donegal’s Competition Control Committee late on Wednesday night to throw out their objection after last Sunday’s senior football semi-final loss to Glenswilly.

Their appeal centred around a yellow card to Glenswilly player, Ciaran Bonner, and a subsequent black card which should have seen him sent off without a replacement.

“We’re getting word through that our appeal has failed. We’re also being told that the official noticiation – which we’ve yet to receive – will say that there’s no further grounds for appeal,” David Kelch, Naomh Conaill County Board delegate said.

“We will issue a formal statement later today once we’re received official notification,” he added.

Meanwhile, Glenswilly have successfully appealed the black card awarded to Bonner. The decision was relayed to the club on Friday night.

However, the straight red card shown to team captain Caolan Kelly stands and he will miss the final.

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