Former Dublin manager launches stinging criticism of Diarmuid Connolly

Caffrey gives his opinion on Connolly linesman incident.

Former Dublin manager Paul Caffrey was not one bit happy with Diarmuid Connolly after a sideline incident involving the linesman during Dublin’s victory over Carlow.

Connolly became involved in shoving and pushing with a number of Carlow players as he tried to get the ball back for a sideline kick, but he then decided to shove the linesman when possession was awarded Carlow’s way by them getting a free.

Caffrey reckons Connolly should have been sent off for his actions in Portlaoise.

Writing in his column for the Mirror Caffrey said:

‘I think he’ll be cited and will face disciplinary action. If that happens, there’s only one suspension for what he did – a 12-week ban’.

‘It really was a moment of madness – it nearly brought me back to that Paul Galvin incident a few years ago’

‘He’s 30 years of age now. It’s 10 years since he made his Dublin debut. Let’s put it in context – Dublin are going to win this match one way or the other by 10-plus points and he’s arguing over a line ball midway through the second-half’.

‘He should have been sent off for putting his hand on the linesman. It’s crazy, a total lack of discipline. I’d feel very strongly that he’s let his teammates down’.

Connolly could now face a 12 week ban if convicted.

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