07 Dec 2021

Carlow football manager Turlough O'Brien banned from sideline for 20 weeks

All three are to appeal the rulings

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Turlough O'Brien

Carlow football manager Turlough O'Brien has been banned for 20 weeks for an altercation with a referee.

Referee James Bermingham was confronted following Carlow's  Allianz Division 3 defeat to Down on March 16 last.

The Carlow footballers lost that game to a last-minute point after a period of injury time.

Mr O'Brien, and two others, midfielder Brendan Murphy and coach Steven Poacher, were all charged with 'threatening conduct towards a referee' which was upheld in all three cases - Mr Murphy and Mr Poacher have each been handed 12 week bans.

The three men were also charged with 'minor physical inference with a referee' which the Central Hearings Committee found not proven.  

All three have an option to appeal the rulings.

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