Derrytresk to appeal against five-year suspensions

Trouble erupted at Portlaoise
Trouble erupted at the Junior Club semi-final between Derrytresk and Dromid Pearses at Portlaoise

Derrytresk have decided to appeal against their five-year suspension from Ulster and All-Ireland competitions.

The Tyrone club received the lengthy ban after an investigation into fighting at their All-Ireland Junior semi-final against Dromid Pearses.

The suspension begins after Derrytresk play Clonbur of Galway in the All-Ireland Junior final on Sunday.

Derrytresk are not appealing against any of the seven remaining bans handed out to individual players.

Previously, they had got Joe McKee's eight-week ban overturned.

The bans of Kevin Campbell, Michael Robinson, Sean Slater and Brian Gavin were reduced to one month, but they still miss Sunday's big match at Croke Park.

Derrytresk's appeal will be heard by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee.

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