Down senior football manager Paddy Tally’s had his suspension for discrediting the association reduced from twelve to eight weeks.
The twelve-week ban was handed down by the Association after the Down squad gathered at Abbey C-B-S in Newry last month – going against the GAA’s ban on collective training during the level five lockdown.
The ban was reduced after last night’s Central Hearings Committee meeting and Tally can appeal his two-month ban before the Central Appeals Committee.
An eight-week suspension would see Tally miss Down’s three group fixtures in Division Two of the Allianz League.
The statement reads:
An Coiste Bainistíochta took Disciplinary Action against Paddy Tally, alleging a breach of Riail 7.2 (e) T.O. 2020 – “Misconduct Considered to have Discredited the Association”.
Paddy Tally requested a Hearing which took place on 09.02.2021. An Lár Choiste Éisteachta (Central Hearings Committee) found the Infraction – “Misconduct Considered to have Discredited the Association” proven and imposed the following penalty:
8 weeks suspension
Paddy Tally has the option of appealing against the decision of An Lár Choiste Éisteachta to the An Lár Choiste Achomhairc.