Alan Brogan does not appeal sending off

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Updated: April 15, 2011

Dublin’s Alan Brogan will definitely miss the Allianz National Football League final against Cork, after deciding not to appeal against his sending off last weekend.

The centre forward was given his marching orders early in the game, following an incident with Galway’s Johnny Duane in the Division One clash at Pearse Stadium on Sunday.It came just minutes after Brogan had scored a goal for the Blues. The referee was called aside by the linesmen, who claimed to have seen the Dublin player strike Duane.

As there is an automatic four week ban for such an offence, Brogan was certain to miss the league decider, unless he decided to appeal the sending off. Dublin had originally planned on appealing the dismissal but as there were no television cameras at Pearse Stadium for the match, no video evidence could be found to back up their defence.

The ban means that Brogan must now sit out the League final against the rebels on Easter Sunday at Croke Park.

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