Clare Boss Handed 12 Week Sideline Ban

Clare Boss Handed 12 Week Sideline Ban


football (2)Clare Senior Football manager, Colm Collins has been handed a twelve week ban from the GAA’s Competition Control Committee (CCC).

It now means the Kilmihill native will be confined to the stands in Cusack Park for Clare’s upcoming Munster Championship quarter-final with Limerick which takes place next weekend.

An infringement with a linesman during Clare’s National Football League victory over Fermanagh is the cause of the ban as the Cratloe clubman was dismayed when Shane McGrath was not awarded a penalty following a challenge from a Fermanagh defender.

The Clare County Board have accepted the decision of the CCC and will not be making an appeal with Chairman Michael McDonagh feeling the “theatrics of an appeal” would be a source of distraction and take away from the player’s preparation for the Limerick encounter.

McDonagh admits that Collins has the full backing of the County Board and the imposed ban will not change this. If Clare overcome the challenge of the Treaty County, Colm Collins would still be suspended for a semi-final meeting with Cork. With Collins in the stand, it is expected Ephie Fitzgerald will act as manager on the sideline with Ger Keane serving as maor foirne.