THE ULSTER FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION has begun its investigations into the ugly scenes that marred the recent Ulster Youth Cup final.
A mass brawl broke out at the end of the final, in which Letterkenny Rovers defeated Blayney Rovers 2-0, at The Peacelink in Clones.
Referee Paul McGeown blew the final whistle after the outbreak, which occurred in injury time at the end of the game.
Although no red cards were issued at the time, the incident was looked on dimly by senior Ulster FA officials who were present.
The Ulster FA has now, following consultation with the legal department at the Football Association of Ireland, set up an independent panel to probe the incident.[adrotate group=”62″]
A hearing is now set to take place this Thursday night with the panel, formed by the Provincial Administrator, Herbie Barr, expected to interview witnesses and those involved in the melee.