Dublin’s Connolly appealing 12 week ban

The soap opera that follows the career of Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly, today took yet another dramatic turn earlier today as the forward is set to appeal the 12-week suspension he received.

It was reported on Friday that the St Vincent’s man would not appeal the suspension he received as he was charged with “minor physical interference” with a match official. Connolly was imposed with the ban as he shoved linesman Ciarán Branagan during the Dubs’ Leinster SFC quarter-final win over Carlow earlier this month.

However, this morning’s Irish News reports that Connolly has now launched an appeal. The paper reports that the Central Hearings Committee are likely to hear the appeal. “The Irish News understands that an appeal has now been launched against the ban and the Central Hearings Committee are likely to hear it in the coming days.”

The ban if confirmed will see the boys in blue without their forward until the weekend of Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final should the side win the Leinster title and win the All-Ireland quarter-final which follows.

Dublin GAA have said that they’re not in a position to comment on the story.

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