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23/10/2021

Cuddihy appeal heard -Decision Monday evening for Kilkenny athlete

Catriona Cuddihy’s appeal against the decision to replace her on the six-women Irish 4x400m Olympic relay squad for London lasted four and a half hours last night (Thursday) Sean Keane reports.

Catriona Cuddihy’s appeal against the decision to replace her on the six-women Irish 4x400m Olympic relay squad for London lasted four and a half hours last night (Thursday) Sean Keane reports.

It was held in Dublin in front of a three person panel chaired by the Olympic Council of Ireland’s (OCI) executive member Susan Ahern along with honorary secretary Dermot Sherlock and first vice-president William O’Brien. A decision will be handed down not later than 6pm on Monday. Ms Cuddihy was represented by Kilkenny solicitor, Michael Lanigan of Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan while Ms Joanna Mills, who successfully appealed the AI decision to send Ms Cuddihy to the Olympics, had a two man legal team in her corner. Athletics Ireland was also had legal representation present.

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