STARLIGHTS PLAYER Tomás Mahon (below)) has been successful in his appeal against a six-month suspension handed down by the Wexford C.C.C.C.,
writes Brendan Furlong.
Mahon was given the ban for allegedly having played while suspended, as the result of a mix-up in the paper work. His club, having lost the i r appeal in Wexford, took the matter to the D.R.A. where on Saturday night the suspension was thrown out, with the player cleared to resume his career.
As a result of the D.R.A. findings against Wexford's C.C.C.C., the Starlights club now feel that the player has been vindicated. Notwithstanding that, a real injustice was meted out to the former intercounty hurler who missed out on some crucial hurling and football championship games over the past eight weeks, most notably the club's crucial battle against relegation from Senior hurling when they managed to maintain their status.
Mahon's return will be a huge boost to the club's bid to return to Senior football when they take on St. James' in the Intermediate championship final in New Ross on Saturday, October 6.