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CHC Hearing: November 2019


Hearing 1 of 1: Richie Hogan

Defending Party: Richie Hogan| Cill Chainnigh

Competition: GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

Fixture: Tiobraid Árann v Cill Chainnigh

Venue: Páirc an Chrócaigh

Data: 18.09.2019

An Lár Choiste Cheannais na gComortaisí (Central Competitions Control Committee) took Disciplinary Action against Richie Hogan, alleging a breach of Riail 7.2 (b) T.O. 2019 – “Behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent”.

Richie Hogan requested a Hearing which took place on 04.11.2019. An Lár Choiste Éisteachta (Central Hearings Committee) found the Infraction – “Behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent” proven and imposed the following penalty:

A One Match Suspension in the same Code and at the same Level, applicable to the next game in the combination of the National League/Inter-County Senior Championship, even if the game occurs in the following year.

Richie Hogan has the option of appealing against the decision of An Lár Choiste Éisteachta to the An Lár Choiste Achomhairc.

Disciplinary Process Explained

Charge

1.     Disciplinary Action is commenced by the Competitions Control Committee

2.     The Competitions Control Committee prepares a charge and notifies the Defending Party of the alleged infraction. (It also offers him the option of accepting a proposed penalty, without a Hearing).

_ Hearing (Hearings Committee)_

3.     The Defending Party can request a Hearing rather than accept the charge (and the proposed penalty).

4.     The Hearings Committee (decision makers) decide whether the alleged infraction is proven. If it is proven, they impose a penalty.

Appeal (Appeals Committee)

5.     If the Defending Party is not willing to accept the decision of the Hearings Committee and any penalty imposed, then he can appeal to the Appeals Committee.

6.     The Appeal is heard by the Appeals Committee. The Appeal can only be successful where there has been a clear infringement or misapplication of Rule by the Hearings Committee or the Appellants right to a fair hearing has otherwise been compromised to such extent that a clear injustice has occurred. All avenues of appeal are now exhausted.

Arbitration (Disputes Resolution Authority)

7.     If the Defending Party is still not willing to accept the imposed penalty, a request for Arbitration may be lodged with the DRA (Disputes Resolution Authority), an external Independent Body whose decisions are legally binding.

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