Wednesday 21 August 2019

Carlow trio take their case to DRA

Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien. Photo: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien. Photo: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Carlow football manager Turlough O'Brien, team coach Stephen Poacher and midfielder Brendan Murphy are to challenge lengthy suspensions before the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) in an attempt to be clear for the Leinster quarter-final clash with Meath or Offaly on May 25.

O'Brien was suspended for 20 weeks, Poacher and Murphy for 12 weeks each, arising from an incident involving Cork referee James Bermingham at the end of Carlow's Division 3 defeat to Down on March 16.

Carlow lost by a point and were later relegated to Division 4.

The trio have gone through the GAA's various internal disciplinary processes without success and will take their case to the DRA, which is independent of Croke Park.

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