Dublin's Connolly cleared to play against Mayo after last-ditch appeal

Dublin's Connolly cleared to play against Mayo after last-ditch appeal

Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly has been cleared to play in this evening's All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo.

Connolly won a late appeal against his red card for an altercation with Mayo’s Lee Keegan during the match last Sunday.

The St Vincent's man was shown a straight red card by referee Joe McQuillan after he consulted with linesman Conor Lane about a tussle between Connolly and Mayo defender Lee Keegan, who was yellow carded as a result.

Connolly and Dublin made an unsuccessful bid on Wednesday in front of the Central Hearings Committee (CHC) to have his one-match ban rescinded. They and the Central Appeals Committee rejected the appeal.

However, the Disputes Resolution Authority has now overtunred the ban, leaving him free to play.

Read: VIDEO: A closer look at the incident that led to Connolly sending-off

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