Dublin selector Jason Sherlock found himself in hot water after last week’s Allianz National League clash against Galway, as he pushed Tribesmen player Barry McHugh.
There was a great deal of speculation in the aftermath of the incident that he would be subject to an eight-week ban, and speaking after Dublin’s loss to Monaghan in Croke Park yesterday, Jim Gavin revealed that Dublin have accepted the suspension.
“There was a proposed suspension so we’ve accepted that. That’s why Paul [Clarke] was there.
“The rule is quite clear. So it is what it is.”
This comes as a setback to the side as they prepare for their Division 1 final with Galway next week. Sherlock has been a key member of the Dublin backroom team under Jim Gavin, and he will now miss out on next weekend’s decider and the run-up to the championship.
Dublin suffered their first loss of the campaign against Monaghan after a nail-biting finish, but Gavin and Co. aren’t likely to have lost too much sleep following the loss, as they focus on bigger challenges ahead.