ANTHONY Daly should be set to walk the sideline for Dublin’s opening Walsh Cup match of the season on January 27th after being slapped with a four-week ban for his part in the Clare MHC final fracas, although he will miss a portion of the team’s pre-season training.
Daly’s sanction – provided it begins at the date of the conclusion of the investigation – will run into the new year but will not force him off the sideline for any of Dublin’s matches.
Kerry’s new senior hurling boss Tommy Howard, however, has been hit even harder, receiving an eight-week ban after his part in the fracas which received massive national coverage after photographs emerged of the clash between the respective Clarecastle and Kilmaley mentors.
Kilmaley man Niall Romer – who is already serving a 28-week ban – was also hit with an eight-week ban, while both Daly and fellow Clarecastle selector Stephen Sheedy got a month each.
In addition, both clubs have been fined €3,000.
Clubs and individuals have until Thursday to launch an appeal but it is not expected that Daly will pursue that particular avenue and will instead sit out the sanction.
– Conor McKeon – Evening Herald