GAA confirm easing of Liam Rushe's ban
THE GAA's Central Hearings Committee have confirmed that Dublin hurler Liam Rushe will have his two-match ban reduced.
Rushe had a two-match ban commuted to a single game after the Central Competition Control Committee agreed in front of the CHC that the Palmerstown man should be penalised for striking with minimal force.
Rushe received the penalty during Dublin's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Waterford for striking Maurice Shanahan - the Dubs lost the game to 2-12 to 1-19 in Thurles before Kilkenny forced Deise's exit at the semi-final stages.
In a statement released by the GAA this evening the Committee explained their reasoning for the refused overturn.
"It was noted that CCCC accepted that the video evidence produced was sufficiently compelling to show that the Infraction as alleged was not proven but submitted that the facts proven disclosed an infraction less serious than that alleged in the Notice of Disciplinary Action, that is to say striking with the hurley with minimal force."
Dublin County Board was also slapped with a €6,500 fine, along with Armagh after both sides lost their appeal for a charge of disruptive behaviour in a challenge match during the summer.