The Diarmuid Connolly suspension saga is finally at an end
Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly has decided against appealing the 12-week ban which was given to him by the Central Hearings Committee (CHC) on Wednesday.
Connolly was initially handed a 12-week ban by the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) after he pushed linesman Ciarán Branagan during Dublin's Leinster quarter-final win over Carlow in Portlaoise.
His charge was classed as "minor physical interference" with a match official.
The St Vincent's club man had the option to appeal this decision to the Central Appeals Committee, but Dublin have decided against that course of action.
The news was confirmed by Dublin GAA today.
Diarmuid Connolly and Dublin GAA have decided not to appeal the decision of the Central Hearings Committee to the Central Appeals Committee
— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) June 15, 2017