Saturday 25 January 2020

Legal row over hurlers' suspensions is settled

A LEGAL row over disciplinary action against three Galway hurlers has been settled, the High Court heard yesterday, writes Tim Healy.

Conor Dervan, David Glennon and John Rafferty, of Mullagh club, got a temporary injunction last Monday preventing Galway GAA board from entering into a disciplinary process against them over an alleged assault on a referee last year.

Yesterday, the court heard the matter had been resolved.

Counsel for the three, who had received 12-week suspensions, told the court on Monday it appeared that a central GAA body wanted the Galway board to enforce the maximum penalty of 48 weeks which such offences can attract.

This was an unlawful interference with the original disciplinary hearing, it was claimed.

Irish Independent

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