Diarmuid Connolly handed 12-week ban for incident with official

Croke Park’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) delivered the ban on Tuesday

Diarmuid Connolly

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Diarmuid Connolly has been handed a 12-week ban for his altercation with an official during Dublin's Leinster SFC quarter-final victory over Carlow at O'Moore Park.

Connolly, a 2016 All Star and crucial to the Dublin side which lifted the All-Ireland crown last October, was cited for putting his hands on linesman Ciaran Branagan.

The St. Vincents clubman is expected to be out of action until a potential All-Ireland semi-final, but a Dublin appeal is expected to be lodged to the ban proposed by the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC).

Here is the incident in question:

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