Thursday 24 May 2018

Lee Keegan, Eoghan O'Gara and Cormac Costello in the clear over All-Ireland final acts

 

Lee Keegan. Photo: Sportsfile
Lee Keegan. Photo: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Lee Keegan and Eoghan O'Gara will not face disciplinary action after the GAA's Central Competition Controls Committee concluded their investigation into last week's All-Ireland football final. Keegan was alleged to have tossed his GPS tracker in the direction of Dean Rock as Rock was taking the free that effectively won Dublin a third successive All-Ireland title.

But footage of the injury-time incident was not conclusive enough and with the difficulty of matching such an incident with a specific rule, making a charge stick was always going to be a challenge.

CCCC also looked at the incident involving O'Gara and Colm Boyle just before half-time where the Dublin's players hand came into clear contact with Boyle's face. But while slow-motion footage shows contact with the eye area the evidence was thought to be less conclusive in real time.

There was no specific charge to pursue Dublin's Cormac Costello for throwing David Clarke's kicking tee away in a highly-charged finish.

Irish Independent

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