WATCH: Derry manager Damian Barton handed eight-week sideline ban for part in Tyrone skirmish

Barton is set to miss Derry's remaining Allianz League games from the dugout

WATCH: Derry manager Damian Barton handed eight-week sideline ban for part in Tyrone skirmish

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Derry manager Damian Barton will miss the remainder of his side's Allianz League Division 2 games after being handed an eight-week sideline ban.

The punishment is handed down for Barton's involvement in a skirmish during last month's Dr. McKenna Cup final clash with Tyrone.

As other players and Barton joined the fray, Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan tried to pull Derry forward Daniel McKinless up off the ground and the Derry boss then pushed the Tyrone 'keeper before being pushed by Cathal McCarron.

Tyrone emerged winners from the clash in extra time, where a number of players were dismissed for their part in the scuffle.

The ban comes after Barton's decision to withdraw the appeal scheduled for Thursday night and will serve his punishment beginning this weekend at home to Galway.

McCarron is understood to have received a one-match ban for his part in the skirmish which will apply to next year's McKenna Cup.