Dublin manager Anthony Daly handed four week ban for part in Clare hurling brawl

Dublin Hurling boss Anthony Daly has been handed a four week ban by the Clare county board for his part in the brawl that took place during the Munster County’s minor hurling championship final.

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Kilmaley’s one point victory, 1-16 to Clarecastle’s 1-15, on October 27th was overshadowed by a punch-up that occurred on the sideline towards the end of the game at Sixmilebridge.

Both clubs have received fines of €3,000, while the Clarecastle manager Tommy Howard, who has since been appointed Kerry manager, has received an eight week ban.

Kilmaley’s Niall Romer also received an eight week ban, while Clarecastle selector Stephen Sheedy received a four week ban for his part in the fracas.

Both clubs have until Thursday to lodge an appeal after receiving notice of their bans last night.

The suspensions are expected to run from today, meaning the pre-season duties of both Daly and Howard could be hampered, with the latter unlikely to be on the touchline for the opening fixture of the Waterford Crystal Cup against IT Tralee on January 20th.


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