Dublin’s Jason Sherlock is staring down the barrel of an eight-week suspension as a result of an incident at the weekend, according to reports on Thursday.
Footage from Sunday’s clash in Galway appeared to show Sherlock push Barry McHugh in the back while the latter argued with Ciaran Kilkenny.
According to the Irish Daily Star, the member of Jim Gavin’s backroom team will be charged under Rule 7.2 (c) category IIa after a review by the CCCC. The rule states that sanctions can be imposed upon “any type of physical interference with an opposing player or team official”.
The punishment for breaching the above rule carries a minimum suspension of eight weeks – so while in theory the former player could be given an even longer ban, the aforementioned period would appear to be the length of time that the CCCC has settled on.
Once the ban has imposed, Sherlock will have the chance to appeal the verdict with the Central Hearing Committee.
The incident had been discussed on RTÉ’s League Sunday at the weekend but the analysts weren’t quite as sure that Sherlock deserved to be punished, with Pat Spillane even of the opinion that he was attempting to mediate and calm the situation down.