Dublin are set to be without the services of Philly McMahon for their Leinster Championship quarter-final against Carlow on June 3rd.
McMahon has been handed a one-game ban for 'abuse language towards a referee' during Dublin's National League final defeat to Kerry on April 9th. That was a game officiated by Roscommon man Paddy Neilan.
McMahon, who was not disciplined for the offence during the game, was given a one-match suspension by the CCCC but chose not to accept the decision. The Ballymun defender stood before the GAA's Central Hearings Committee on Monday night and was given the ban. McMahon may yet appeal to the Central Appeals Committee.
The GAA released a statement last night:
An Lár Choiste Cheannais na gComórtaisí (Central Competitions Control Committee) took Disciplinary Action against Pilib Mac Mathúna alleging a breach of Riail 7.2 (b) Category III T.O. 2016, that is to say "Abusive language towards a Referee".
Pilib Mac Mathúna requested a Hearing which took place on 22ú Bealtaine. An Lár Choiste Éisteachta (Central Hearings Committee) found the Infraction Proven and imposed the following penalty:
Minimum: A One Match Suspension in the same Code and at the same Level applicable to the next game the combination of the National League / inter-County Senior Championship, even if the game occurs in the following year.
Pilib Mac Mathúna has the option of appealing against the decision of An Lár Choiste Éisteachta to the Central Appeals Committee.
Carlow progressed to the Leinster quarter-final after beating Wexford at the weekend. The game against Dublin is scheduled to be played at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise.
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