Sunday 25 September 2016

Boden hopeful over O'Mahony ban appeal

Published 01/03/2016 | 02:30

Kildare were too strong for Offaly this evening
Kildare were too strong for Offaly this evening

Ballyboden St Enda's captain Darragh Nelson is hoping that midfielder Declan O'Mahony will get a disciplinary reprieve that can allow him play in the AIB All-Ireland Club football final against Castlebar Mitchels at Croke Park on St Patrick's Day.

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O'Mahony received a straight red card in the semi-final against Clonmel Commercials following a high tackle on the Tipperary club's Jason Lonergan.

The dismissal came in the 53rd minute when Clonmel led by three points, but 14-man Ballyboden came back to win the game and earn their passage to the final.

Yesterday Nelson said O'Mahony's first appeal was turned down but the club were taking the issue to the next phase of the GAA's disciplinary process.

"I think it's very tough. If there's one player that deserves to be playing in an All-Ireland club final it's Declan.

"He's a big part of that team," said Nelson.

Irish Independent

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