GAA threatens legal action over fake Donegal shirts

The GAA has threatened to take legal action against companies making fake Donegal jerseys.

The Donegal County Board has accused some clothing companies of producing replica Donegal GAA shirts, and other items, using the official crest.

Donegal will play Cork in the all-Ireland football semi-final on Sunday.

County Secretary Hugh Martin Ferry said the Donegal crest is patented and no-one else has the right to use it.

"It is illegal, because the GAA has the sole licence to sell these items, and then they give the licence to a company to produce the garments and sell them on.

"The GAA branding was used to help sell these items, and the Donegal GAA branding was also used, and that's a brand and a crest that we have the sole legal patent on," he said.