Pa Cronin has been banned for one match for an incident arising from the All-Ireland semi-final against Galway.

Croinin was charged on the basis of video evidence for an altercation with a Galway player which was not witnessed by referee Brian Gavin.

The suspension will come into effect in the first match of the season should Cronin decide not to pursue the matter to the Central Appeals Committee.

Meanwhile, there are reports today that Laois will have a new hurling manager ready to be ratified at their next county board meeting on 19 November.

The O’Moore County have been without a manager since Teddy McCarthy’s resignation in August and recently turned down an invite to play in the Christy Ring Cup next year.