A Galway hurler living in the United States has had a proposed 48-week ban for allegedly not adhering to Covid-19 restrictions thrown out.
John Moylan, who has commuted for several seasons from his home in Boston to play for his native Beagh in Galway, was facing almost a year out of hurling.
The Irish Times reports that the ban handed down by GAA authorities in Galway has been dismissed on appeal by the Connacht Council and Moylan is free to play whenever games resume.
The Connacht GAA hearings committee found that ‘a clear injustice’ had occurred and upheld the appeal.
The ban centred around an allegation that he did not quarantine for 14 days after arriving back in Ireland prior to a relegation match in September.
Moylan featured in their group games in July and August.
Moylan’s father, also called John, is vice-chairman of Galway County Board.
The younger Moylan emigrated to Boston some years ago where he runs a successful construction company which also sponsors the Beagh team.
He appealed the proposed ban to the provincial authorities and a remote hearing took place before Christmas.
Moylan and his club have not commented on the procedure or the outcome.