31 Counties Celebrate As Brian Cody Receives 5 Year GAA Ban For Vicious Verbal Assault

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THOUSANDS of hurling supporters took to the streets up and down the country today to celebrate a five year, hurling league ban for ‘rogue’ manager Brian Cody, who was found guilty of a vicious verbal assault on referee Barry Kelly during an all-Ireland final last month.

Kelly, who has been treated for post traumatic stress since the incident, welcomed the GAA Central Competitions Control Committee’s decision, claiming that his life has been a “living hell” since the Kilkenny manager made the horrific remarks.

“I’m afraid to leave the house and find it very difficult to sleep at night.” Mr. Kelly told Waterford Whispers News in an exclusive interview. “Brian’s comments were very hurtful and to be honest, I think a five year ban is very lenient in my eyes. He should have gotten a lifetime ban.”

Tipperary drew with Kilkenny in the first all Ireland game after being awarded a last minute free from the Westmeath official. Cody later described the decision as “criminal.”

“They (Tipperary) were handed an opportunity in the wrong, with the last puck of the game the last day, to win the game,” said the 10-time All-Ireland-winning manager. “We didn’t speak about it the last day but it was criminal.”

Meanwhile, huge support for the GAA’s ban was voiced by absolutely every other hurling team in the country.

“It’s only fair Cody should be taken out of the league for a while. It might give the rest of the 31 counties a chance, ” said Clare hurling manager Davey Fitzgerald.

Gardai in Kilkenny have since implemented a 5pm curfew in the region. Early reports indicate that hardcore Cody supporters, maybe already organising large scale protests for tonight and the weekend.

More as we get it.

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