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Leinster GAC dishes out life ban
« on: November 17, 2006, 04:30:13 PM »
From www.Setanta.com

A member of a Carlow GAA Club has been banned from the GAA for life, by the Leinster Games Administration Committee, after a club championship game ended in violence two weeks ago.

Brian Farrell Senior, of the Palatine club, has been expelled from the Association under Rule 144, following a meeting of the Leinster GAC on Thursday night.

Palatine's Niall Reid and team manager Michael Lillis were each handed a six-month suspension.

The bans were issued following an ugly end to the Palatine versus Rhode AIB Leinster Club SFC quarter-final on November 5th, which the Offaly side won 1-11 to 2-7.

Westmeath referee Pat Fox was jostled by Palatine's Niall Reid after the full-time whistle before being knocked to the ground by one of the club's spectators at Dr Cullen Park.

The tension arose after the Rosemount official had blown for steps against a Palatine player, who was in a scoring position deep into injury time.

Following that decision two Palatine players - Paul Reid and Brian Farrell Junior- and one man from Rhode - Joe Kilmurray - were issued red cards.

Chiefs in the eastern province considered the referee's report and, after reviewing a DVD recording of the game, dished out six suspensions in all.

Palatine players Brian Farrell Junior and Paul Reid were given 12 and four-week bans respectively, while Rhode footballer Joe Kilmurray received four weeks.

Leinster officials interviewed all of the suspended as well as officers from each club before making their rulings.

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Re: Leinster GAC dishes out life ban
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006, 06:22:56 PM »
good to see abit of authority, however a life ban, is that not very harsh?

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Re: Leinster GAC dishes out life ban
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 07:48:29 PM »
What exactly is a life ban under GAA rules? The person in question will no doubt be at a venue next week spectating again. He'll be barred from holding any postions in the club, sin e. If he pays his money like any other man, he'll get a ticket for Croker

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Re: Leinster GAC dishes out life ban
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 07:50:27 PM »
Don't life bans get over-turned at the end of every decade?

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Re: Leinster GAC dishes out life ban
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 07:52:45 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong, but is Patsy Mc Polin from Drumgath the only person ever to receive 2 life bans from the GAA?  Or is this a vicious rumour?  Knowing the wee runt, I'd say it is true.

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Re: Leinster GAC dishes out life ban
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 09:34:35 PM »
As far as I am aware, and this could be one for the referees thread, a life ban means two years. It used to be five years in the seventies but was reduced some time after that. I know this because in one incident in the seventies my club received bans totalling thirty seven years, seven life bans and one two year ban. As for the guy getting life twice, I know of a player in Antrim Paddy ' Blackjack' McCarry of Loughgiel who got life in 1990 for assaulting a referee after the Loghgiel V Ballybrown all ireland club semi final and then again about 1998/9 for assaulting another referee after a junior club match.