Report: Tiernan McCann handed large ban for role in 'hairgate' 8 years ago

Report: Tiernan McCann handed large ban for role in 'hairgate'

Tyrone will be getting ready for the appeal

It's now a good 72 hours plus since Tiernan McCann became more than a footballer for Tyrone and a cause célèbre in the GAA world for an incident in Saturday's All-Ireland quarter-final.

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The player fell to the ground after his hair was ruffled by Monaghan's Darren Hughes, with the recent Ulster medallist receiving a red card for his role in the incident.

The whole thing has been a  huge talking point in GAA circles since the weekend, with many suggesting that the player be punished for what he did in feigning an injury.

However the referee did not act at the time and there is limited scope in the GAA rule book to deal with such an offence.

However tonight it appears that the GAA are about to act, with suggestions that the forward may be hit with an eight-week ban from the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee for the incident at the weekend.

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