Tiernan McCann ban thrown out

August 20, 2015

Monaghan's Ryan McAnespie and Tiernan McCann of Tyrone during the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at Croke Park.
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

'Ruffle-gate' is no more after the Central Hearing Committee of the GAA decided that Tiernan McCann's proposed eight week ban for discrediting the association was out of order.

McCann took a theatrical dive after Monaghan's Darren Hughes ruffled his hair in injury time during the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final. Hughes was issued with a red card for the incident by referee Marty Duffy and McCann found himself at the centre of a storm of controversy. 

After intense criticism an eight week ban was proposed by the CCCC but Tyrone requested a hearing and were successful in the early hours of this morning, meaning McCann is free to face Kerry on Sunday.

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