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Ó Sé latest in the dock

THE Kerry footballers are now in danger of losing a second key man to retrospective suspension for the All-Ireland quarter-finals, with Tomás ó Sé anxiously awaiting developments from the CCCC after yesterday's Munster final victory over Limerick.

ó Sé was involved in three separate incidents with Stephen Kelly and, while two of them could be deemed as probable yellow card offences, another apparent elbow on the flying Limerick forward leaves him facing a potential four-week ban.

The incident was discussed on The Sunday Game last night by Kevin McStay and International Rules manager Anthony Tohill, the latter having already attracted Kerry's ire for his comments regarding Paul Galvin's earlier 'fish-hook' incident with Cork's Eoin Cadogan.

Galvin is now serving an eight-week suspension that saw him miss yesterday's Munster decider and he will still be sidelined for Kerry's quarter-final on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

And today, Evening Herald columnist McStay expressed surprise that some players continue to get involved in such incidents, in the knowledge that they can face the retrospective wrath of Croke Park.

"It's live TV for a long number of years. They know there are cameras all over the ground, and I can't believe that they haven't copped on yet that once they step outside the rules, they are likely to be caught on camera. They know the rules of the CCCC," McStay remarked.

And he pointedly added: "If managers are strong enough with players, they have to get that message across."

On reviewing the three flashpoints with ó Sé and Kelly, the Mayo pundit deemed that his foot trip was a clear yellow card, the second high tackle on Kelly was also yellow albeit bordering on red, whereas he felt his high elbow on the Limerick player as he scored a point was worthy of a straight red.

ó Sé isn't the only GAA player facing potential ramifications after several weekend flashpoints were captured on by the TV3 and RTE cameras.


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