Connolly's 12-week ban stands as Dublin opt against appeal

The 29-year-old was suspended after a confrontation with a linesman during Dublin’s win over Carlow.

Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan.
Diarmuid Connolly speaks to linesman Ciaran Branagan.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

DUBLIN STAR FORWARD Diarmuid Connolly will not appeal the 12-week ban handed down by the Central Hearings Committee.

The fiery St Vincent’s man was issued the suspension and a charge of ‘minor physical interference’ after an exchange with linesman Ciaran Brannigan during the Dubs’ Leinster SFC quarter-final win over Carlow in Portlaoise.

Connolly, 29, had the opportunity to contest the suspension by bringing it before the Central Appeals Committee, but Dublin GAA today said that the decision would not be appealed.

The 12-week ban means the earliest Connolly will return to play will be a potential August All-Ireland semi-final for Dublin.

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