Tyrone appeal fine imposed for part in half-time melee

Tempers flared as the players attempted to make their way to the dressing-rooms at MacCumhaill Park
Penalties have been handed up following the half-time flare-up at Ballybofey

Tyrone are to appeal a 5,000 euro fine imposed for their part in a half-time fracas during their Ulster Championship game against Donegal at Ballybofey.

A melee broke out as players and officials arrived at the entrance to the tunnel on their way off the pitch for the interval on 17 May.

The Red Hands will not however contest an eight-week ban handed down to assistant manager Gavin Devlin.

The Tyrone County Board has confirmed that it will accept that punishment.

Devlin will be excluded from the sideline for his county's opening All-Ireland qualifier on 27 June following the punishment handed down by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee.

No players from either county received punishments arising from the half-time disturbances.

Donegal edged a 1-13 to 1-10 victory in the Ulster SFC preliminary-round game to set up a quarter-final against Armagh.