Monday 21 August 2017

Diarmuid Connolly will not appeal 12-week ban handed down by the CHC

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly argues with linesman Ciarán Branagan during their Leinster SFC clash with Carlow. Photo: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly argues with linesman Ciarán Branagan during their Leinster SFC clash with Carlow. Photo: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
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Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly has decided against appealing the 12-week ban handed down by the Central Hearings Committee (CHC) yesterday.

Connolly was given a 12-week ban for pushing linesman Ciarán Branagan in the All-Ireland champions Leinster quarter-final win over Carlow by  the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) and that decision was reaffirmed by the CHC.

The St Vincent's clubman had the option to appeal that decision to the Central Appeals Committee (CAC) but has opted against that course of action

This means that Connolly will not be able to line out for Dublin until a potential All-Ireland semi-final on August 27, should they win Leinster.

Dublin GAA confirmed the news via Twitter this afternoon.

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