'Serve the ban and cop on' - Reaction to Diarmuid Connolly's proposed 12-week ban
Diarmuid Connolly faces a 12 week ban following the decision of the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee to recommend taking action against him after an incident with one of the linesmen in last weekend’s Leinster championship clash against Carlow.
Connolly angrily confronted linesman Ciaran Branagan during Dublin's 12-point win in Port Laoise, with the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee proposing a 12-week ban for the infraction, which if upheld by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee, would rule the St Vincents forward out until at least the All-Ireland semi-finals.
Connolly's proposed ban has been the subject of intense speculation this week with Pat Spillane and Colm O'Rourke both saying a ban was warranted following the incident, while former Wexford corner-forward Mattie Forde said that a lengthy ban would be 'really harsh' on Connolly, with Twitter users just as divided on the issue.
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Lot of GAA people up and down the country delighted to see Diarmuid Connolly banned. Concentrate on you're own county #4allirelands— Martin O'Connor (@Marty__8) June 6, 2017
Diarmuid Connolly obviously didn't go out to push a linesman, he was provoked ! Do these things not get looked at either ?— BarryDardis (@Barry_Dardis) June 6, 2017
Diarmuid Connolly's suspension would be the beginning of the end for most counties, but Dublin will deal with it - he'll be fresh in August— Daragh Small (@daraghs0) June 6, 2017
Diarmuid Connolly faces a PROPOSED 12 week ban but it should be remembered that his side of the case hasn't yet been heard #gaa— Sean McGoldrick (@SeanMcGoldrick1) June 6, 2017
12 week ban for Diarmuid Connolly! Just waiting for the appeal and then for him to be let off!— Mark Mc Donnell (@MarkMcDonnell5) June 6, 2017
Rules are rules and Diarmuid Connolly broke them. Serve the ban and cop on.— Aoife Dowd (@aoifedowd) June 6, 2017
12 week ban for Diarmuid Connolly. It'll never stick. Harmless push. Length of ban out of sync - fault of the rulebook once more (1/2)— Cahair O'Kane (@CahairOKane1) June 6, 2017
Diarmuid Connolly got what he deserved. Correct decision. In rugby it would have been even longer. Might be the kick up the arse he needs.— Citeóg (@EdIsAinmDumb) June 6, 2017