Lengthy bans proposed for Oulart-the-Ballagh and Naomh Barróg players and spectators after row 2 weeks ago

Lengthy bans proposed for Oulart-the-Ballagh and Naomh Barróg players and spectators after row

12 month bans have been proposed for players and spectators from Oulart-the-Ballagh and Naomh Barróg after their recent row in the Leinster intermediate hurling quarter final.

Things got very heated in Parnell Park a fortnight ago, when an altercation broke out on the field and then extended into the stand. It was notable from some of the footage that was widely shared that, up in the stand, a hurl was wielded among the commotion.

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The Leinster council have since proposed lengthy bans for some of the players and spectators involved in the row - with six individuals, at the very least, believed to have been sanctioned.

The Irish Examiner have reported that, on the back of the Leinster council investigation, it is Oulart-the-Ballagh who have been punished more severely.

Oulart's Declan Buggy and Tommy Storey were the only men who received red cards during the incident - both men had started the game but had been substituted by the time the row broke out - and they are among the Oulart-the-Ballagh players who have been sanctioned.

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Naomh Barróg were rank outsiders going into the game but they eventually came out on top, defeating the Wexford champs 3-1 on penalties. They will face Wicklow's Bray Emmetts in the semi-final of the competition this Saturday in Aughrim.

Oulart and Naomh Barróg may appeal these proposed bans, and they could yet seek a hearing. If the punishments are accepted, however, confirmation of the suspensions and fines is expected soon.

 

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