Sunday 17 December 2017

Ronaldson faces ban

Mayo's Mark Ronaldson has become the latest GAA player to face suspension on the basis of video evidence after his yellow card in Omagh last Sunday was upgraded to a red card, WRITES COLM KEYS.

Ronaldson was yellow carded for an offence late in the game involving Tyrone defender Ryan McMenamin.

But the CCCC have decided that Ronaldson's offence is more serious than just a yellow card and have decided to propose a four- week suspension for him. If Mayo don't have a hearing for the player before the weekend, he will be clear to play in the FBD Connacht league final against Galway on Sunday.

If he is banned for four weeks, he will then miss the Dublin and Derry league games.

'Trial by TV' has been under the microscope all week after three Tyrone players -- Justin McMahon, Martin Penrose and Conor Gormley -- were banned for four weeks.

Kerry have been notified of a proposed eight-week ban for Paul Galvin, who was red carded against Cork last weekend.

Kerry chairman Jerome Conway has already indicated that the player and the board are preparing to fight the ban. He was sent-off after 20 minutes of Kerry's defeat to Cork for wrestling with Eoin Cadogan.

The pair ended up on the ground and referee Maurice Deegan, after consulting with a linesman, ordered both players off. Cadogan has been proposed for a four-week ban but he is clear to play for the Cork hurlers on Sunday in their opening league match.

Irish Independent

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