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Ó hAilpín suspended by Aussie Rules club

Updated: Friday, 06 Feb 2009 21:34

Setanta Ó hAilpín has been suspended by Carlton
Setanta Ó hAilpín has been suspended by Carlton

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Setanta Ó hAilpín has been suspended by his Aussie Rules side Carlton, following a bust-up with his team-mate Cameron Cloke.

The former Cork hurler is suspended 'pending an AFL investigation' and has been ordered to undergo an anger management course by the club.

During an incident at a Carlton training game, Ó hAilpín got involved with in a scuffle with Cloke in which he swung punches and kicked his team-mate.

Cloke was left lying on the ground as O'hAilpin walked away.

Ó hAilpín's future with the club is now in question after coach Brett Ratten refused to rule out sacking the player.

'Reflecting on what has happened it's not part of our game. We'll sit down with Setanta and work through that,' Ratten told www.heraldsun.com.au.

'I think in practice matches, you go through history and training in general, there's all the argy-bargy and things like that but that is not part of our game.

'He has gone home and we'll give him time to cool off and have a think about his actions and we'll take it up this afternoon.'

When prompted by reporters and asked whether the incident may see the club sacking Ó hAilpín, Ratten said: 'We'll have to sit down and talk about all the issues.'

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