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Hurley attack man faces two-year ban

A TOP official at a Co Kerry GAA club is facing a two year ban after an incident in which Paul Galvin was struck by a hurley.

Paddy O'Sullivan, the vice-chairman of Kilmoyley GAA club looks set to be banned following the incident that took place during a game against Galvin's club Lixnaw.

There were the ugly scenes as the game on Sunday where the football star - who was playing for Lixnaw's hurling team in the county championship final - was struck by a hurley.

Galvin did not require medical treatment and completed the match.

Mr O'Sullivan was pictured being escorted off the pitch by stewards.

The Kerry Competition Control Committee met on Monday night to discuss referee John Sexton's report.

Reports this morning say that the Committee has proposed a two-year ban for Mr O'Sullivan.

Kilmoyley also has to forward a bond - said to be four-figures - to the Kerry County Board as a good behaviour pledge which will be lost if there is further misconduct by members.

It's understood that Mr O'Sullivan and the GAA club have three days to appeal the sanctions.

The match ended in a draw and the replay has been fixed for Saturday week in the same venue, Austin Stack Park in Tralee.