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AFP
May 19, 2018
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Irish striker banned

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AFP
May 19, 2018

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SYDNEY: Irish striker Roy O’Donovan was slapped with a 10-week suspension Friday for his flying karate-like kick on Lawrence Thomas during the A-League Grand Final, one of the longest bans given in the Australian competition.

The 32-year-old, who plays for the Newcastle Jets, caught Melbourne Victory keeper Thomas in the face with his studs after throwing himself at a lofted ball during the dying moments of his team’s 1-0 Grand Final loss earlier this month.

The Football Federation Australia’s disciplinary committee deliberated for three days before it determined O’Donovan committed “serious foul play”, handing the striker the 10-match ban.

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