THE GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee have proposed a hefty suspension for Armagh’s Tiernan Kelly, the player involved in an eye-gouging incident against Galway last Sunday.
The Clann Éireann player has been at the centre of a media storm this weekend following his part in a brawl which broke out at the end of normal-time.
It is understood that Kelly has been hit with a proposed 24-week suspension, while two other Armagh players are set to face a one-game ban for their part in the unsightly melee.
Meanwhile, Galway skipper Sean Kelly and Armagh joint-captain Aidan Nugent, who were red carded before the beginning of extra-time by referee David Coldrick, were excluded from the CCCC’s review and will likely contest their penalties in front of the Central Hearings Committee in the coming days.
It is also understood that Greg McCabe, who was sent off for a heavy challenge deep in the second-half, has had his suspension doubled as he was also dismissed against Tyrone earlier in the year and will, subject to a potential appeal, miss the first two rounds of next year’s league.