GAA considers bid to influence Clare Hurler’s red card appeal

Clare Hurler Ian Galvin has postponed his challenge against a red card picked up in the Munster SHC game against Cork to later in the week as the GAA inquiry claims members of the Central Hearings Committee (CHC) – which are being heard should case on Monday evening – previously contacted by an individual to influence the case.

The individual concerned is not a member of the Clare Management Committee or the senior management team or affiliated with Galvin.

The GAA Management Committee is investigating the notice to determine whether rule 7.3 has been broken, the penalty for which would be a minimum of two months’ suspension.

The rule in question states that no member of the federation may communicate with a member of the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) or the CHC to influence the outcome of a hearing.

Unauthorized communications in breach of this rule will be “treated as misconduct which is deemed to have discredited the club. However, this rule does not prevent a witness from making relevant statements at a hearing.”

Monday’s meeting did start, but was postponed when the extent of the communication by the person in question became clear.

In the meantime, a new hearing committee has been set up in the case and management met yesterday to begin the investigation.

Galvin was involved in an altercation with Cork defender Seán O’Donoghue, prompting referee Paud O’Dwyer to show him a red card. GAA considers bid to influence Clare Hurler’s red card appeal

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