Diarmuid Connolly will not appeal 12-week ban handed down by the CHC
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.
Diarmuid Connolly and Dublin GAA have decided not to appeal the decision of the Central Hearings Committee to the Central Appeals Committee— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) June 15, 2017