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Friday 28 July 2017

Kilkenny left sweating over Dalton

Kilkenny corner-back John Dalton faces an anxious wait to see if he will face disciplinary action arising from an incident just before half-time in yesterday's Allianz Hurling League final, writes Martin Breheny.

He twice clashed with Dublin wing-forward Conor McCormack after the latter had scored a goal which was disallowed as referee Michael Wadding had blown the half-time whistle just before the ball was struck.

Dublin players were incensed by both the referee and Dalton but Wadding took no action against the Kilkenny man. However, the Central Competitions Control Committee have the option of instigating disciplinary action against Dalton, a course of action they have followed several times in the past.

Kilkenny had already lost Eoin Larkin to a straight red card in the 25th minute. He is likely to escape with a four-week ban, which would leave him eligible to play in Kilkenny's opening championship game against either Wexford, Laois or Antrim on June 11.

Irish Independent

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