Thursday 8 December 2016

Limerick weighing up decision to challenge Seanie Tobin's red card

Published 26/05/2015 | 02:30

Limerick substitute Sean Tobin had only just arrived on the field when he was sent off by referee Colm Lyons for a minor altercation with opponent Pat O’Connor on Sunday
Limerick substitute Sean Tobin had only just arrived on the field when he was sent off by referee Colm Lyons for a minor altercation with opponent Pat O’Connor on Sunday

Limerick will decide this morning whether or not to challenge the red card given to Seanie Tobin in Sunday's Munster hurling championship quarter-final against Clare.

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Substitute Tobin had only just arrived on the field when he was sent off by referee Colm Lyons for a minor altercation with opponent Pat O'Connor.

The pair shouldered each other on Tobin's arrival but when they collided a second time O'Connor went down, prompting Lyons to send off the Limerick man for striking with the hurl.

Limerick officials met last night to review the video but will seek further clarity this morning. Tobin himself is likely to want to seek a hearing for what appeared to be such a 'soft' red card.

Last year Mayo footballer Lee Keegan was ordered off for 'kicking with minimal force' but was cleared because he hadn't made contact.

Irish Independent

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