Dublin forward Diarmuid Connolly has lost his appeal against his 12 Week Ban imposed by the CCCC for a push on Linesman Ciaran Brannigan in the Leinster SFC quarter final against Carlow in O’Moore Park on the 3rd of June.

Over the weekend it was reported Connolly wasn’t appealing the suspension, but news broke on Monday that in fact the St Vincent’s man had requested a hearing with the Central Hearings Committee.

That hearing took place on Tuesday night and the GAA released a statement at 2:47am on Wednesday morning which confirmed that the CHC had ruled that the infraction was proven and imposed the 12 week suspension in all codes and all levels.

Connolly will have to decide if he will accept the ruling or to appeal against the decision to the Central Appeals Commitee.