Former President of the GAA Calls for a Lengthy Ban for ‘Disgraceful Incident

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The former President of the GAA Sean Kelly was speaking on RTE Radio One and is quoted by the Hogan Stand, the Kerry man has come out strong on the fight between Armagh and Galway at full-time in Croke Park.

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“I think first of all there shouldn’t be a witch hunt so they have to look at it very carefully and the players who are guilty, obviously they will have to be dealt with according to the rules, for striking or whatever,”

“But I would think that the eye-gouging incident is on a different level and is something that we do not want to see ever happening again in the GAA and I think the one way to make sure that doesn’t happen is by having a very strong deterrent and I would hope that that would be reflected in the punishment dished out to the perpetrator.”

“I think also we have to look at how the games are managed and particularly I think having the two teams using the same tunnel is a recipe for disaster really,” he continued.

“It’s always a worry that it may happen because all it takes is one person to push up against another or say something and then it can take off without people intending it to happen that way.”

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