Updated at 18:17.
It’s not often a man receives a suspension of this magnitude from the GAA…
And, no, your eyes haven’t deceived you. A former Wexford club hurler was actually handed a 96-week suspension by the Wexford GAA disciplinary committee.
A spectator who hails from the Rapparees club, namely Paddy Connors, was given the lengthy suspension following an investigation by the Wexford CCC into an incident that occurred in the Enniscorthy District Junior B Hurling Championship semi-final versus rivals Duffry Rovers.
According to the HoganStand, “Connors is adjudged to have interfered with referee John O’Loughlin during the second-half of the match, and upon receiving the match official’s report, the Wexford CCC decided to hand out the long suspension.”
Speaking on the issue further to the Wexford People, disciplinary committee chairman Aidan O’Leary said that such abuse to Wexford match officials would not be tolerated in the slightest.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, Buffer’s Alley player Thomas Dempsey was handed a 16-week suspension for an incident that involved referee Padraig Byrne in a Junior Hurling Championship match against Rapparees on August 5th.