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Diarmuid Connolly fails in second appeal against ban

Diarmuid Connolly's second appeal against his ban has failed
Diarmuid Connolly's second appeal against his ban has failed

Diarmuid Connolly's second appeal against the red card he received last weekend against Mayo failed at the CAC last night.

As it stands the star forward will have to sit out the All Ireland semi-final replay, though Dublin may yet appeal again to the Disputes Resolution Authority.

The St Vincent's clubman received his marching orders after an injury-time altercation with Mayo's Lee Keegan last Sunday at GAA HQ.

Dublin are likely to appeal both failed appeals to the GAA's Disputes Resolution Authority.

Connolly had a red card rescinded in the lead-up to the 2011 All-Ireland final win over Kerry but it looks like Jim Gavin will have to plan without him this time around.

Dublin had hoped that the fact that Mayo's Kevin Keane had his red card rescinded for a similar offence in their quarter-final win over Donegal would benefit them in their appeal.