Carnacon will be back to full strength against Moy Davitts in their championship semi-final on Sunday after the Mayo Ladies County Board’s appeal was rejected last night.
The County Board were appealing against the leniency of the punishment handed down to the eight Carnacon club women who stepped away from the intercounty panel earlier this summer.
Originally, the club were banned from all competition by the County Board but they were reinstated by the LGFA National Appeals’ Committee who handed down a four-week suspension to the eight players instead. This suspension is due to lift on Thursday evening.
The Mayo County Board then voted 27-5 in favour of an appeal to the leniency of the ban which was heard, and subsequently rejected, on Tuesday evening.
The reigning All-Ireland champions eased to a 15-point victory over Castlebar Mitchels in the Mayo championship last week but lost their second group game to Knockmore on Tuesday night. They still qualify for Sunday’s semi-final and will be boosted by the return of marquee players including Cora Staunton and Fiona McHale.