Setanta Ó hAilpín has been hit with a four-match ban following an AFL disciplinary hearing.

The Carlton star caused a media furore Down Under when he lashed out at team-mate Cameron Cloke during a training game last week.

Ó hAilpín's future with the club has been in question but the Blues' decision to successfully appeal the suspension which has resulted in the sanction including pre-season matches, means he may see out the remaining year of his contract with the Melbourne club.

The disciplinary panel did find the Cork man guilty of intentionally striking and kicking Cloke, but his five-match suspension was reduced due to his early guilty plea.