Clare football manager slapped with 12-week ban

The Banner men will take on Limerick but their manager will have to watch from the stands.

Clare football manager Colm Collins.
Clare football manager Colm Collins.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

CLARE FOOTBALL MANAGER Colm Collins has been hit with a 12-week ban following an incident with a linesman during his sides league clash with Fermanagh in early April.

Clare will begin their Munster championship campaign against Limerick in Ennis on 23 Ma, just over six weeks on from the time of the alleged incident.

The GAA’s Competition Control Committee issued the ban and local newspaper the Clare Champion described the incident as ‘minor’.

However, there will be no appeal lodged as Clare county board chairman Michael Mc Donagh feels the “theatrics of an appeal” would be an unwelcome distraction.

Speaking to The42 McDonagh stated that Collins has the full backing of him and the county board.

“We have a great backroom team here in Clare football and they will decide (who will be in charge) amongst themselves.

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“To the best of my knowledge the ban is in place from the date of the Fermanagh game.”

Were Clare to beat Limerick in their quarter-final clash, Collins would also miss the semi-final against Cork as the game would fall inside the window in which the ban is in place.

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