Whether or not Quinlan intends to appeal the decision will not be decided until the written decision has been received. He then has 72 hours to decide.
The player arrived at ERC HQ, Huguenot House just before 1pm in the company of solicitor Donal Spring and was preceded by Munster Team Manager Shaun Payne and captain Paul O'Connell. Some five hours later Payne emerged to inform the waiting media of the Committees' findings and he went on to say, "Alan is absolutely distraught and everyone who knows rugby will know exactly how he feels. This (Lions Tour) would have been the pinnacle of his career but sadly for him that will not now be the case."
Shortly after that Quinlan emerged from the building in the company of his wife Ruth hurriedly making their way in the evening drizzle to their car for the journey back to Limerick.