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Philly McMahon's Proposed Suspension Has Taken Another Turn

Philly McMahon's Proposed Suspension Has Taken Another Turn
By Gary Reilly

It's been a few weeks now since Dublin were locked in an appeal meeting at Croke Park. The Diarmuid Connolly appeal process may have been one of the main talking points of the Championship but just because the year is over doesn't mean we can't have another suspension appeal to chew over.

The Dubs are heading back to the appeal process after the CCCC made it known that they were planning to hand down a one match suspension to Philly McMahon over the much talked about incident involving Kieran Donaghy at the end of the All-Ireland final.

It's being reported that Dublin have decided to go down the route of the Central Hearings Committee to contest the proposed ban which, if handed down, would see the Ballymun Kickhams man suspended for the first match of the League campaign. Coincidentally that game sees the Dubs go up against Kerry and it seems the All-Ireland champions are determined to have McMahon available for that clash.

While it is clear to see that McMahon's hands made contact with Donaghy's eye area, Dublin's assertion is that any allegations of gouging are wide of the mark with the contact being entirely accidental.

The news of the appeal comes on the same day that McMahon was nominated for the Footballer of the Year award alongside Dublin teammates Bernard Brogan and Jack McCaffrey.

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