Kildare contemplating withdrawing fine appeal

FOLLOWING the 5,000 euro fine imposed on Kildare Co. Board, along with Monaghan following a dust-up at Clones in the Allianz Football League on Sunday 5 February it is undestood that Kildare Co. Board executive are seriously considering withdrawing their appeal, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

FOLLOWING the 5,000 euro fine imposed on Kildare Co. Board, along with Monaghan following a dust-up at Clones in the Allianz Football League on Sunday 5 February it is undestood that Kildare Co. Board executive are seriously considering withdrawing their appeal, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

Monaghan, whose appeal was heard in Croke Park on Friday evening last, (Kildare were unable to attend due to the O’Byrne Cup final) succeeded in getting their fine overturned, however, the sting in the tail was that they must play their next home game (against Louth) away rather than in Clones.

If the same scenario is applied to Kildare then it could see The Lilies losing their home game against Derry, and instead travelling to Celtic Park.

Apart from losing the game in Newbridge this would extail extra expense with the team having to do an ‘overnight’ while it would also be very expensive on Kildare supporters.