Carrickmore opt not to appeal Tyrone brawl sanctions

Carrickmore have decided not to appeal the sanctions handed out to them for their part in the brawl which marred the Tyrone Division One League final.

One of the club's players had his suspension reduced from 48 weeks to 36 weeks on appeal.

Goalkeeper Plunkett McCallan, who was handed a one-year suspension, was one of three Carrickmore players banned.

Dromore's appeal against their exclusion from next season's top four play-offs has been rejected.

The decision was taken by the county's Competitions Control Committee.

Suspensions totalling 452 weeks were handed out to players and spectators involved in fighting, along with fines and restrictions on the playing activities of both clubs for next season.

Four people from each club involved in fighting in the stand at Dunmoyle were banned for a year.

The clubs were also been fined £300 each, the maximum fine under Tyrone bye-laws.

Carrickmore and Dromore will have to play their next two competitive fixtures against each other at neutral venues.

Both clubs have also been banned from taking part in the league play-offs next season.

The league final, played at Dunmoyle on November 13, erupted into violence with just four minutes to play.

Fighting among the players on the pitch spread to the stand, with a number of spectators sustaining injuries.

Footage of the incidents, from the official Tyrone county board video, was central to the investigation.