Saturday 24 March 2018

Kerry call for order

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

County Board chairman Jerome Conway's address to the Kerry convention last night touched on the disciplinary issues that derailed the Kingdom in mid-season.

Kerry went into an All-Ireland quarter-final against Down without Tomas O Se and Paul Galvin, who were both retrospectively suspended for incidents on the field in Munster championship matches.

Galvin received a two-month ban, O Se a one-month ban after CCCC investigations into the incidents.

Conway said there was "undue influence" from 'The Sunday Game' on the GAA's disciplinary system but admitted discipline was also an issue for Kerry.

"It behoves me to emphasise that discipline on the field of play is a very important ingredient for success," Conway wrote. "During the year, there was a danger that this fact would be confused with the undue influence of the 'Sunday Game' programme on television on the disciplinary system of CLG.

"Although connected, those two issues are separate -- one is an issue for Kerry, while the other is an issue for the wider GAA community."

Irish Independent

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