Carnacon ease to 15-point win in Mayo SFC without eight suspended players

REIGNING ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS Carnacon, without their eight suspended players, were 15-point winners last night in the Mayo SFC.

The heavily depleted side beat Castlebar Mitchels on a scoreline of 4-10 to 0-7 in their re-fixed round 2 group clash at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan.

Eight players including Cora Staunton and former Mayo vice captain Fiona McHale are serving bans following their high-profile walkout from the county panel this summer.

Senior Championship Group A Rd. 2
Carnacon 4-10 Castlebar Mitchels 0-07 @MWRSport

— Mayo LGFA (@Mayo_LGFA) October 5, 2018

Source: Mayo LGFA/Twitter

Martha Carter, Marie Corbett, Amy Dowling, Doireann Hughes, Sadhbh Larkin and Saoirse Walsh are the other players in question.

The eight were initially given four-week bans but an appeal to the LGFA’s National Appeals Committee saw those halved and as of now, they’re due to expire at midnight on Thursday 11 October.

A heavily depleted Carnacon overcome a less than full strength Castlebar tonight in championship action. #Lgfa

— Cormac O'Malley (@cormacpro) October 5, 2018

Source: Cormac O’Malley/Twitter

The42 understood earlier this week however that Carnacon formally appealed the two-week suspensions but the current state of the appeal process is unclear to the public.

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They’re due to face Knockmore in their final Group A game tomorrow — again, without the suspended contingent.

Source: Mayo LGFA website.

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