Monday 23 April 2018

Galvin's eight-week ban confirmed

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Paul Galvin's eight-week ban will stand after the Central Hearings Committee concluded their deliberations yesterday. Kerry were informed of the decision last night, four days after their player had his personal hearing in Croke Park.

Kerry chairman Jerome Conway indicated last night that Galvin would not appeal the decision and will now miss Kerry's next four league games against Derry, Galway, Mayo and Tyrone. He will return for their final game against Monaghan.

Galvin and Cork's Eoin Cadogan, whose suspension also stands, were sent off in a league match more than two weeks ago and faced proposed suspensions of eight weeks and four weeks respectively.

The delay has caused frustration in Kerry as the question mark over Galvin's availability for Sunday's league match with Derry has been impacting on the date for the Corn UI Mhuiri, the Munster senior colleges football final between St Brendan's Killarney and Macroom which is due to go ahead this weekend. Galvin is involved with the backroom team with St Brendan's. No date has been set yet.

Meanwhile Jack O'Connor will be able to choose Colm Cooper, Tom O'Sullivan, Marc O Se and Darran O'Sullivan to face Derry after they became available for selection for the first time this year.

Irish Independent

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