Carlow to appeal bans

April 15, 2019

Carlow's Brendan Murphy. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Carlow are appealing the suspensions handed down to Turlough O’Brien, Steven Poacher and Brendan Murphy to the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee.

The trio will have their cases heard later this week after they were found guilty by the Central Hearings Committee of showing “threatening conduct” towards Cork referee James Bermingham at the end of their Division 3 penultimate round defeat to Down at Netwatch Cullen Park. The Barrowsiders were subsequently relegated back to Division 4 after just one season.

Manager O’Brien was hit with a 20-week suspension, while coach Poacher and midfielder Murphy each received 12-week bans. Carlow remain hopeful that the trio will have their bans overturned ahead of next month's Leinster SFC quarter-final against either Meath or Offaly. 

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