Tipp may appeal ruling on Callanan’s red card

first_imgAt a hearing last night in Croke Park their appeal was rejected. Callanan was sent off just two minutes into the second half  of the game when he received a straight red card after he was reported to have struck Offaly full back Dermot Shortt.Holycross native Barrett received two yellow cards and signed an application for a hearing in the hope of getting his first yellow card rescinded- claiming it wasn’t warranted.The Tipperary County Board has not ruled out taking the Central Hearings Committee ruling on Seamus Callanan’s red card further. Tipp Officials can refuse to accept the penalty and take it further to the Appeals Committee.They say it is unlikely Barrett’s yellow will be taken further but they have three days to decide on whether or not they’ll pursue the decision on Callanan’s straight red card.With the CHC upholding Callanan’s red card it means he will miss the semi-final against Waterford on April 19th through suspension. Holycross native Barrett will be able to play, although if there’s a repeat sending off for two yellow cards he will miss a game. County Secretary Tim Floyd says they will use the three days to determine the best course of action to take. The Central Hearings Committee says the evidence in the appeals of Seamus Callanan’s red card and Cathal Barrett’s first yellow was “not sufficiently compelling to rebut the referee’s report”.It follows an appeal put forward by officials to the Central Hearings Committee at GAA HQ yesterday evening.Both players were sent off in the National Hurling League quarter-final last weekend against Offaly and an appeal of the disciplinary action taken by referee John Keenan was lodged by the Tipperary County Board.last_img

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