Friday 19 January 2018

GAA fan banned for 96 weeks following ugly scenes at Limerick county final

Martin Stokes struck Newcastlewest footballer James Kelly during the Limerick county final
Martin Stokes struck Newcastlewest footballer James Kelly during the Limerick county final
James Kelly of Newcastlewest receives attention following the incident
Stokes is escorted from the pitch

THE Limerick county board has imposed the maximum ban of 96 weeks on the supporter who entered the pitch during a county football final and confronted a player.

The incident happened seconds from the end of last Sunday’s drawn football final when the Dromcollogher-Broadford fan confronted a Newcastle West player as he was leaving the field after being shown a second yellow card.

Martin Stokes, father of Drom-Broadford player, Jason, was given the maximum ban after the local CCC reviewed the referee’s report and also studied pictures of the incident involving Newcastle West player James Kelly at the Gaelic Grounds.

Stokes has three days to lodge an appeal against the ban or he will not be allowed to attend the replay on Friday night.

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