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McBrearty awaits ruling

Published 18/04/2013

A decision on whether to propose any suspensions arising out of the investigation into allegations made by Donegal that Paddy McBrearty was bitten in the league match against Dublin will be made later today.


It is understood the GAA's Central Competition Controls Committee will consider the evidence gathered from the investigation, which began last Tuesday, after the allegation, made to referee Padraig Hughes, and subsequently to his replacement Michael Duffy, surfaced in the match report.

The CCCC have been in touch with Donegal in relation to the allegation, which was made to the officials at half-time and again at full-time.

McBrearty is understood to be keen to move on from the incident, but the CCCC are still obliged to press ahead and, potentially, propose a suspension if they believe the case is strong enough.

Donegal took photographs of McBrearty's shoulder after the match, though it wasn't clear yesterday if a medical report compiled after his examination at Letterkenny General Hospital has formed part of the evidence.

McBrearty had a number of injections that night, but was able to play for the Donegal U-21s in the Ulster final against Cavan three nights later.

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