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Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly to appeal 12-week ban

Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly will appeal his 12-week ban, given for his altercation with a linesman in his side's win over Carlow

DIARMUID Connolly has launched an appeal against his proposed 12-week suspension arising from Dublin’s win over Carlow, The Irish News can reveal.

It had been widely reported last week that the Dublin star would not appeal the suspension, which was handed down following an incident during the early part of the second half of the Leinster SFC quarter-final.

The St Vincent’s forward appeared to lay a hand on linesman Ciaran Branagan in remonstration and following a CCCC meeting last Tuesday, he was handed a proposed 12-week ban for ‘minor physical interference’ with an official.

The suspension, as it stands, would rule him out until the All-Ireland semi-final, should Dublin get there.

But The Irish News understands that an appeal has now been launched against the ban and the Central Hearings Committee are likely to hear it in the coming days.

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