Declan Bonner has had his proposed six months ban reduced by half to three months, following a hearing in Armagh last night.
The Donegal U21 manager was hit with a proposed 24 week suspension after he was cited for abusing the match referee in Donegal’s Ulster U21 Championship semi final defeat to Tyrone in Celtic Park on March 16th
Bonner however, appealed that decision and his case before the Ulster Hearings Committee was heard on Thursday night in Armagh.
They’ve decided to reduce his ban to 12 weeks.
It’s understood the ban starts from the night of the hearing, so Bonner will not be available for club duty until mid July, ruling him out of involvement on the line with St Michael’s in the coming months.
The €2000 fines handed out to Donegal and Tyrone for their involvement in the mass melee at the end of the game have been quashed but both county boards have been warned about the future conduct.