Diarmuid Connolly odds on to avoid full 12-week ban

Our traders aren't ‘pushed’ on the Dublin talisman being out until the All-Ireland semis


Paddy Power have started taking bets on whether or not Dublin forward Diarmuid Connolly will serve his full suspension.

Following an incident in Dublin’s Championship win over Carlow last weekend, Connolly was hit with a proposed 12-week ban after CCCC charged him with a minor physical interference with an official.

Connolly, who has got a chequered history when it comes to his disciplinary record, appeared to push linesman Ciaran Brannigan during Saturday night’s contest. Although no action was taken by referee Sean Hurson at the time.

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The Dubliner has received heavy criticism following the incident and wasn’t spared by analysts Pat Spillane and Colm O’Rourke on The Sunday Game highlights show.

However, as has been seen in the past, the GAA disciplinary process has got more holes in it than Theresa May’s election manifesto and our traders don’t see Connolly serving anywhere near his full suspension.

Following the fallout, we make it 4/11 for the St Vincent’s forward’s ban to be rescinded or reduced with odds of 15/8 available on him serving the full 12-weeks.

Will Diarmuid Connolly’s 12-week suspension be rescinded or reduced?

4/11 – Yes
15/8 – No

What do you think?