Offaly manager Stephen Wallace will not be able to patrol the sideline in Sunday's Leinster SFC clash against Wicklow after an eight-week suspension imposed on him by the Kerry GAA Hearings Committee was upheld.
Wallace was handed the ban following an incident during a Kerry IFC match which involved his own club Ardfert. The Offaly manager decided to appeal against the decision and his case was heard this week.
However, there was no joy for Wallace as the suspension stands and he will have to watch the game from the stand in Portlaoise, while he will also be unable to enter the dressingrooms before the game and at half time.
It has been a busy week for Wallace as not only has he had to deal with this issue, but also the controversy surrounding youngster Cian Johnson who has been deemed too young to line out for the county's seniors on Sunday.
The Offaly Board have stated that Johnson must play for the county under-20 side and if he were to play senior then that would rule him out of the underage grade.
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