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.
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.
If report of proposed 8-week ban for Tiernan McCann is true it's hard to see it sticking. No precedent for what is yellow card offence. #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) August 11, 2015
Strong rumours Tiernan McCann has been handed an eight-week ban. That would seem....excessive. #GAA
— Niall McCoy (@McCoyNiall) August 11, 2015
Ccc ban Tiernan McCann Tyrone will rip them apart in the DRA #fact
— Aidan McCarron (@aidanwyliemcc) August 11, 2015
If the CCCC have proposed an 8 week ban for Tiernan McCann it is a worrying development. There will be some time wasted the next 3 weeks 😳😳
— Tomás Colton (@TomasColton) August 11, 2015