Saturday 20 January 2018

'Serve the ban and cop on' - Reaction to Diarmuid Connolly's proposed 12-week ban

Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin remonstrates with linesman Ciaran Branagan during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Dublin and Carlow at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, in Co. Laois. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin remonstrates with linesman Ciaran Branagan during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Dublin and Carlow at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, in Co. Laois. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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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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