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Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly won't appeal 12-week ban for linesman altercation

The forward will be ruled out until the eve of a potential All-Ireland semi-final in August.

Connolly will be ruled out until August.
Connolly will be ruled out until August.
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DIARMUID CONNOLLY HAS decided against appealing the 12-week suspension handed down to him for his altercation with linesman Ciaran Brannigan during last weekend’s Leinster SFC quarter-final win over Carlow.

After the Central Competitions Control Committee reviewed the footage of the incident, the Dublin forward was given a 12-week suspension, which will now rule him out until the eve of a potential All-Ireland semi-final on 27 August.

Connolly had the option of appealing the decision to the Central Hearings Committee but opted against going down that route and instead has accepted the ruling.

Jim Gavin’s Dublin will face the winners of Offaly and Westmeath in the Leinster SFC semi-final later this month.


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