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CHC Hearing: March 2023
Hearing 1 of 1: Mchel Donnghaile/ Mickey Donnelly
Defending Party: Mchel Donnghaile An Dn
Competition: Allianz Football League Roinn 3
Fixture: Cabhn v An Dn
Venue: Kingspan Breffni Park
Data: 5 Marta 2023
An Lr Choiste Cheannais na gComortais took Disciplinary Action against Mchel Donnghaile, alleging a breach of Riail 7.2 c, Category IVa, T.O. 2022, that is to say, Minor Physical Interference with a Linesman.
Mchel Donnghaile requested a Hearing which took place on 14 Mrta 2023. An Lr Choiste isteachta Central Hearings Committee found the Infraction proven and imposed the following penalty:
12 weeks suspension at all codes and at all levels together with a two-match suspension in the same code at the same level, applicable to the next games in the same competition, even if one or both games occurs in the following years competition.
Mchel Donnghaile has the option of appealing against the decision of An Lr Choiste isteachta to the An Lr Choiste Achomhairc.
Disciplinary Process Explained
1. Disciplinary Action is commenced by the Central Competitions Control Committee
2. The Central Competitions Control Committee prepares a charge and notifies the Defending Party of the alleged infraction. It also offers him the option of accepting a proposed penalty, without a Hearing.
Hearing Hearings Committee
3. The Defending Party can request a Hearing rather than accept the charge and the proposed penalty.
4. The Hearings Committee decision makers decide whether the alleged infraction is proven. If it is proven, they impose a penalty.
Appeal Appeals Committee
5. If the Defending Party is not willing to accept the decision of the Hearings Committee and any penalty imposed, then he can appeal to the Appeals Committee.
6. The Appeal is heard by the Appeals Committee. The Appeal can only be successful where there has been a clear infringement or misapplication of Rule by the Hearings Committee or the Appellants right to a fair hearing has otherwise been compromised to such extent that a clear injustice has occurred. All avenues of appeal are now exhausted.
Arbitration Disputes Resolution Authority
7. If the Defending Party is still not willing to accept the imposed penalty, a request for Arbitration may be lodged with the DRA Disputes Resolution Authority, an external Independent Body whose decisions are legally binding.