'GAA not showing bias in Galvin case,' says Brennan

'GAA not showing bias in Galvin case,' says Brennan

GAA president Nickey Brennan has stated that his organisation is not showing any bias in relation to the case of Kerry footballer Paul Galvin, who knocked the notebook out of referee Paddy Russell's hand in last Sunday week's Munster SFC semi-final win over Clare.

Galvin was hit with a 36-week ban by the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) and Brennan was quick to point out that similar penalties will be dished out should other GAA players misbehave.

"I think it is fairly clear what the attitude of our association is this year towards misbehaviour on the field," Brennan said.

"I think that has been well sign-posted and I hope I don't need to reiterate it again."

And the Kilkenny native affirmed that the GAA are not going to sit back and not take action in relation to unsavoury incidents, on or off the field.

"We will not tolerate any incidents and I don't care who that is or what county they are from," he added.

However, Brennan was not keen to be drawn on the specifics of the Galvin case.

"I don't want to directly comment on the Paul Galvin situation because it is obviously in due process at the moment.

"I don't want to get into it too much as Paul Galvin's hearing is coming up as he has requested one. He is entitled to do so."

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