Monday 27 February 2017

Video: More bad news for Cork as Jamie O'Sullivan set to face rap over Connolly incident

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Jamie O'Sullivan escaped the attentions of referee Padraig Hughes after his elbow appeared to come in contact with Diarmuid Connolly’s jaw after the Dublin forward had passed the ball
Jamie O'Sullivan escaped the attentions of referee Padraig Hughes after his elbow appeared to come in contact with Diarmuid Connolly’s jaw after the Dublin forward had passed the ball

Cork defender Jamie O'Sullivan is set to face the GAA's disciplinary powers, arising from an incident in the early minutes of Sunday's Allianz Football League final in Croke Park.

He escaped the attentions of referee Padraig Hughes after his elbow appeared to come in contact with Diarmuid Connolly's jaw after the Dublin forward had passed the ball.

Connolly continued after treatment. It's understood that a charge will be brought against O'Sullivan by the Central Competitions Control Committee. If found guilty, he would miss Cork's opening Munster championship clash on June 14.

Meanwhile, the eye injury sustained by Down's Mark Poland in the Division 2 final warm-up on Sunday is not as serious as first thought and he is likely to be fit for their championship opener against Derry on June 7.

Irish Independent

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