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1996 star is suspended

Former Wexford All-Ireland winning hurler Larry Murphy has been hit with a three-month suspension.

The Coiste na nOg Disciplinary committee met last week to discuss the match report of referee Damien Donovan after incidents during the Glynn-Barntown versus St. Martin's Wexford People Minor football Premier championship game.

Murphy, a mentor with Glynn-Barntown, was reported by Donovan for abusive and threatening language.

The minimum penalty for provocation of a match official is three months, a ban which will leave Murphy unavailable for all G.A.A. activity for that period.

Wexford Coiste na nOg have confirmed the ban, while Donovan had no comment to make.

It's not yet clear if Murphy and the Glynn-Barntown club will appeal the ban.

Murphy, who won a county Senior hurling medal with his native Cloughbawn in 1993, and an All-Ireland Senior medal in the glory year of 1996, has more recently been involved with the Glynn-Barntown club.

It was as a forward that he made his name during that golden Wexford hurling era, while subsequently he was a selector with J.J. Doyle's successfully-managed Leinster-winning Wexford Under-21 hurling sides.

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