Limerick football fan handed 96-week ban

The county’s CCC have moved to act swiftly in the wake of the controversy which overshadowed last Sunday’s senior football showpiece.

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LIMERICK GAA chiefs have handed down a 96-week ban to Martin Stokes, the Dromcollogher-Broadford supporter who was involved in an altercation with Newcastlewest forward James Kelly towards the end of last Sunday’s county senior football final in the Gaelic Grounds.

The Limerick Leader newspaper have reported that at last night’s meeting of Limerick GAA’s Competitions Control Committee (CCC) the maximum ban of 96 weeks was imposed on Stokes in the aftermath of an incident that overshadowed the drawn game.

The CCC reviewed the report of referee Richard Moloney from Bruff as well as photographs of the incident in question.

Kelly had just been sent-off after being shown a second yellow card by the referee when the altercation occurred and he appeared to be struck by the supporter.

The play continued while the incident occurred with Dromcollogher-Broadford taking a quick free that had been awarded after Kelly was fouled and they set in motion a move that culminated with their attacker Micheál Reidy firing over the point that ensured the teams were tied at the final whistle.

No other suspensions were handed down by the CCC with attention now set to switch to next Friday’s replay between the sides in the Gaelic Grounds at 7.15pm.

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