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One 20 week ban & two 12 week suspensions handed to Carlow’s Senior Football side

Carlow have been hit with a triple-blow ahead of the start of the Leinster Football Championship.

Manager Turlough O’Brien has been handed a 20-week ban after the Central Hearings Committee found him guilty of “threatening conduct towards a “referee”. The incident occurred after Carlow’s narrow defeat to Down in a round of Division 3 games in the Allianz Football League.

Midfielder Brendan Murphy and coach Stephen Poacher have both received 12-week suspensions for similar infractions after the game.

All parties now have the option of appealing.