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Blues to appeal red

DUBLIN are set to launch an appeal against Rory O'Carroll's sending off during last Sunday's Allianz FL win over Tyrone in Omagh, writes Conor McKeon.

The All Star full-back was sent off by Marty Duffy for a second yellow card in the 65th minute, though both decisions were contentious, and while O'Carroll will not serve any ban on account of the red card and thus, is available to Jim Gavin for this Sunday's semi-final against Cork in Croke Park (4.0; Mayo v Derry, 2.0), it could have consequences down the line.

Were O'Carroll sent off for two yellows for Dublin again within the next 48 weeks, he would then endure a one-match suspension for a repeat infraction.

The Kilmacud Crokes man appeared to be the victim of mistaken identity after Duffy brandished a first yellow for an incident involving Michael Darragh Macauley, Jonny Cooper and Peter Harte as O'Carroll arrived late to the scene and video replays indicate he was playing peacemaker.

Dublin also had some cause for complaint over O'Carroll's second booking five minutes from time after what appeared to be a well-timed tackle on Mark Donnelly, though the Tyrone man did go down holding his face.