Dublin will be without selector and maor foirne Greg Kennedy on the sidelines for their next two Leinster Senior Hurling Championship matches.

Kennedy is set to accept the four-week ban which has been proposed for him after his interference in Saturday's Leinster hurling clash against Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. This means he will have to watch from the stands.

The Cats' TJ Reid attempted to pick out teammate Billy Ryan from a free in the first-half but Kennedy, who had been on the pitch to give instructions to Dublin players, appeared to mark Ryan, before reaching up to catch the ball.

Dublin sources have said former Galway defender Kennedy is not going to fight the ban proposed by the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) and that means he is set to be away from the sideline for Dublin's games with Wexford and Carlow.

Kennedy would be back for a potential crucial clash with his own county, Galway, at Parnell Park on 15 June.

The Galway native drew the ire of Brian Cody and the home crowd at Nowlan Park, but referee Cathal McAllister did not send him to the stand.

Kennedy's actions have received widespread criticism, despite Dubs manager Mattie Kenny subsequently claiming the incident was instinctive rather than deliberate.

"I've known Greg a long, long time," Kenny said afterwards. "Greg is a real top-class sports guy.

"He’s very competitive but one thing about him, he wouldn’t do anything like that deliberately, and he assured me it was just a reaction when the ball came over his head."

Kennedy was informed of the proposed four-week ban by Croke Park’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC), who sanctioned him under Rule 7.2 (d) (3) of the GAA Official Guide Part 1.

This covers ‘disruptive conduct by players, team officials or supporters (not causing the premature termination of a game)’.

The penalty is at the discretion of the ‘committee-in-charge’, in this case the CCCC, so they can impose whatever sanction they see fit.

Kennedy has 52 hours to respond to the charge and if he does not do so it is taken that he has accepted the suspension.