EAMON McGee will have to miss Gaoth Dobhair’s crunch Donegal SFC clash with Malin on Sunday evening after his appeal against a red card last weekend was thrown out by the Donegal Hearings Committee.
The Donegal star was sent off in the closing stages of Gaoth Dobhair’s win over Sean MacCumhaills in Ballybofey.
McGee was red carded by the referee, Paddy McGonigle, following a lengthy discussion with the linesman on the stand side, Paddy McKeever.
Picture caption: Eamon McGee, above left, pictured during Gaoth Dobhair’s game with Sean MacCumhaills last Saturday. Picture courtesy of Chris Doherty.
Shane Duffy of MacCumhaills was dismissed at the same time.
Notification of McGee’s sending sent to the club during the week and Gaoth Dobhair subsequently lodged an appeal.
However, at a hearing this morning in Ballybofey, attended by the player, the appeal wasn’t upheld because of the lack of sufficient evidence to support the player’s case.
While photographic evidence was put forward, Donegal Sport Hub understands that the lack of video evidence of the incident meant that the case fell and Gaoth Dobhair will now plan without McGee for what is a do-or-die game against Malin in Magheragallon.
lost my appeal to the red card I got in club game.Irony=any appeal I’ve won in past I was as guilty as sin the one time I’m innocent I lose.
— Eamon Mc Gee (@EamonMcGee) August 29, 2015