O'Connell to appeal ban tomorrow

Westmeath midfielder Rory O'Connell's High Court case has been deferred until tomorrow morning.

The case was due to take place today, but was put back by 24 hours.

O'Connell is attempting to overturn a 12-week suspension handed down by the GAC for a stamping

offence in the High Court in a bid to make himself available for Westmeath's Leinster final against Laois on Sunday.

O'Connell was banned after being found guilty of stamping on Offaly attacker Pascal Kellaghan in the Lake County's Leinster championship win over Offaly on May 23. Stamping carries a three-month suspension.

O'Connell had the support of Kelleghan, who issued a letter stating the offence did not occur.

The county's first ever AllStar lost his appeal before the Management Committee, and his only recourse was to the High Court.

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