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Brian Cody cleared of misconduct for 'criminal' comments after All-Ireland final

However, the Kilkenny boss has been warned as to his future conduct.

Brian Cody made the comments after Kilkenny's win.
Brian Cody made the comments after Kilkenny's win.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

COMMENTS BY BRIAN CODY in the wake of Kilkenny’s All-Ireland hurling final reply win over Tipperary did not constitute “misconduct considered to have discredited” the GAA.

A meeting of the Central Disciplinary Committee judged that the comments by Cody – when he claimed Barry Kelly’s decision in the drawn game to award a late free that nearly yielded a winning score for Tipperary was “criminal” – did not warrant any further action by the organisation.

However, the 10-time All-Ireland winning manager has been warned as to his future conduct in media interviews.

The statement from An Lár Choiste Éisteachta reads:

“At a Hearing in Páirc an Chrócaigh last night, An Lár Choiste Éisteachta considered comments attributed to Briain Mac Óda in the national media did not constitute misconduct considered to have discredited the Association. However, Briain Mac Óda was warned as to his future conduct in media interviews.”

The CDC did hand down a 24-week suspension to an Armagh fan for his part in the brawl that marred the start of his county’s clash with Cavan in the Ulster SFC.

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