Saturday 3 December 2016

Cork down four players in semi-final as O'Sullivan is banned

Published 12/06/2015 | 02:30

Jamie O'Sullivan accepted his charge for a challenge on Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly without a hearing
Jamie O'Sullivan accepted his charge for a challenge on Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly without a hearing

Cork defender Jamie O'Sullivan will serve a one-match ban after all for his challenge on Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly in the Allianz League football final in April.

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It had been reported that O'Sullivan had escaped censure with Dublin manager Jim Gavin speaking out about the protection of skillful players when asked about the incident at his last press conference.

But it has emerged that the GAA's Central Competition Controls Committee did charge O'Sullivan for the challenge and he accepted it without a hearing.

O'Sullivan is one of four players ruled out of the Cork team for Sunday's Munster semi-final against Clare. Eoin Cadogan has picked up an ankle injury while John O'Rourke and Tom Clancy have longer-term injuries.

Galway have not ruled out a return for Shane Walsh this season despite breaking his wrist in a car accident last weekend.

Walsh underwent surgery on the wrist earlier this week and it's understood he could be in a position to return in six weeks.

It was initially thought that he could miss the rest of the season because of the extent of the injuries he sustained.

Meanwhile Limerick are resigned to being without Seanie Tobin for their Munster hurling semi-final after he lost his appeal against the red card he picked up against Clare last month.

Tobin was red-carded for attempted striking with the hurl when he clashed with Clare's Pat O'Connor.

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