National - Matthew Fitzpatrick suspension

Replying To Mayonman:  "Appeal upheld.......getting ridiculous if not unexpected!

How do you go from 48 weeks to being cleared.

I hope that he was cleared on the facts of the case rather than a stupid technicality i.e. wrong date on form or name in english etc"
Wouldn't it be great if they actually told us.

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts:4425 - 18/05/2017 09:40:38   1987811

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They heard Brolly was involved. Shat the togs. Lifted the Ban. Should have got Joe to mention Conor Murray's name while he was in and he could have got him available to play as well - missed opportunity lads!! Just highlights again a lack of control from the CCCC/CHC

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts:3407 - 18/05/2017 09:45:59   1987815

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No better way to prepare for a big Championship game eh.

Id be surprised if he started now

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts:1756 - 18/05/2017 10:11:13   1987829

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Appeal upheld.......getting ridiculous if not unexpected!

How do you go from 48 weeks to being cleared.

I hope that he was cleared on the facts of the case rather than a stupid technicality i.e. wrong date on form or name in english etc"
according to legal representative Brolly, "the appeal was thrown out on the well known legal basis that it was complete bollocks"

i know Joe is Joe, but it doesn't sound like a victory via technicality.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts:1475 - 18/05/2017 10:42:20   1987841

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Maybe Brolly can represent every player at a hearing there would be no bans!! Class!!

WildPundit (Tipperary) - Posts:1479 - 18/05/2017 11:35:59   1987863

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Good man Brolly hahaha

RoscoMan (Roscommon) - Posts:79 - 18/05/2017 11:55:27   1987871

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Replying To WildPundit:  "Maybe Brolly can represent every player at a hearing there would be no bans!! Class!!"
Frank Murphy has been doing it for years, just like John Bailey of Dublin, so nothing new to see here.

bricktop (Down) - Posts:1815 - 18/05/2017 11:58:09   1987873

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "according to legal representative Brolly, "the appeal was thrown out on the well known legal basis that it was complete bollocks"

i know Joe is Joe, but it doesn't sound like a victory via technicality."
I would take that comment with a pinch of salt.

Out of curiosity are the people in these different bodies amateurs (don't mean that as a term of abuse, just are they doing it in their spare time)? Because if they are it is probably expected that with all the i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed that mistakes will be made especially when challenged by a legal professional who is doing this full time. Unfair fight!

Just from my own time as a club secretary licking stamps took hours out of my weekend......hard to find time for 5, 10 15 year plans when your licking 500 stamps:-)

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts:413 - 18/05/2017 14:47:38   1987976

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Brolly's words are totally apt. The 'incident' has been posted online today and it's a joke, a nothing handbags pushing incident and that's it. Brolly thought he had received the wrong clip so innocuous is it. This is plain embarrassing for the GAA particularly the CCCC.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts:8701 - 18/05/2017 22:44:34   1988156

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Replying To bricktop:  "Frank Murphy has been doing it for years, just like John Bailey of Dublin, so nothing new to see here."
It's a long time since John Bailey had anything to do with Dublin GAA. As for the ban that was given, it wasn't given for the incident as such, but for lying to/misleading an investigation, and unfortunately the minimum suspension for that, rightly or wrongly, is 48 weeks.
Thankfully common sense has prevailed for Fitzpatrick, but it would have been much better if Brolly had said why or how the ban was rescinded rather than going for a witty soundbite and leaving everyone still guessing what the hell happened.

AHP (Dublin) - Posts:232 - 19/05/2017 07:42:50   1988190

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Just watched the clip and really can't believe that is what all the fuss has been about. The sort of thing that goes on week in, week out across the Country in every game. I thought with all the ensued that it was some sort of brawl or unsavoury incident which was so bad that the law makers were determined it deserved to be punished hence pulling him up 3 times on the incident. But for that? Wise up!!!

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts:3407 - 19/05/2017 09:04:52   1988215

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Brolly's version of events at the start.

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:3942 - 19/05/2017 10:00:50   1988241

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its incredible how incompetent these people are.the best games in the world with the worst administrators?

kavvie (Clare) - Posts:446 - 19/05/2017 10:43:04   1988259

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Replying To kavvie:  "its incredible how incompetent these people are.the best games in the world with the worst administrators?"
Professional administrators making amateurish decisions about amateur players, who train and play like professionals and their blood, sweat and tears pay the professional administrators wages.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts:3942 - 19/05/2017 11:03:14   1988271

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As Joe said if it was Dublin or Kerry this wouldn't have happened .......

If McGeeney had a Kerry bib on him it wouldn't have gone anywhere either

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts:1442 - 19/05/2017 13:01:30   1988325

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What bothers me the most in all this is how he's not called Mattie.

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts:11272 - 19/05/2017 13:35:22   1988338

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Apparently they had the video that was used in the 3rd hearing when he was up the second time.

So it seems they did indeed have an agenda by holding it back

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts:1756 - 19/05/2017 13:59:50   1988344

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Replying To bumpernut:  "Apparently they had the video that was used in the 3rd hearing when he was up the second time.

So it seems they did indeed have an agenda by holding it back"
Ah the old GAA La Cosa Nostra - where you daren't challenge anyone in a position on importance (where the degree of importance is in the eye of the beholder rather than actual importance) or if you do be prepared to suffer the consequence, no matter how far reaching.

As Brolly alludes to in his interview this was more than just the incident with the player and whatever had gone on before in the previous meetings had obviously put a few noses out of joint with vengeance then being the order of the day and the player becoming the pawn in it all.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts:3407 - 19/05/2017 14:19:36   1988355

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Ah the old GAA La Cosa Nostra - where you daren't challenge anyone in a position on importance (where the degree of importance is in the eye of the beholder rather than actual importance) or if you do be prepared to suffer the consequence, no matter how far reaching.

As Brolly alludes to in his interview this was more than just the incident with the player and whatever had gone on before in the previous meetings had obviously put a few noses out of joint with vengeance then being the order of the day and the player becoming the pawn in it all."
tbf though offside think wee Joe might have been doing people's heads in...as only he could do!

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts:1756 - 19/05/2017 15:05:48   1988372

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Replying To bumpernut:  "tbf though offside think wee Joe might have been doing people's heads in...as only he could do!"
Ha - I have no doubt of that whatsoever. Doesn't excuse the path it took though and them using Fitzpatrick as a pawn.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts:3407 - 19/05/2017 15:29:00   1988382

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