Galvin attacker set to face two-year ban

Kilmoyley vice-chairman Paddy O’Sullivan has been hit with a proposed two-year ban arising from his attack of Paul Galvin in Sunday’s Kerry hurling final.

The Kilmoyley club has also been ordered to forward a four-figure bond to the county board, which will serve as a good behaviour pledge that they will lose should there be a repeat of serious misconduct by any of their members.

As of yesterday evening, Kilmoyley had not received official notice of the recommended punishments but secretary John Nolan understood news of the penalties to be imminent.

The decisions were made by Kerry’s competitions control committee (CCC) on Monday night, where referee John Sexton’s report was considered. Galvin was struck by O’Sullivan who was carrying a hurley prior to the start of the second half.

O’Sullivan and Kilmoyley have three days to either accept the ban and the bond decision or appeal to Kerry County Board’s hearings committee, which is chaired by Willie Goggin.

The CCC have adopted Rule 7.2 (d) which states penalties for disruptive conduct by players, team officials or supporters not causing the premature termination of a game are at the discretion of the committee in charge.

Galvin and Kilmoyley’s Tom Murnane were yellow-carded by Sexton after O’Sullivan’s attack on the 2009 footballer of the year.

Meanwhile, the replay has been fixed for Saturday, October 11 in Austin Stack Park Tralee at 4pm.

The game will be preceded by the Division 1 final between St Brendan’s and Ballyduff at 2pm.


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