Saturday 21 July 2018

Clare fight red card

Clare manager Colm Collins. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Clare manager Colm Collins. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Clare football manager Colm Collins has indicated that the Banner will appeal the red card picked up by star forward David Tubridy last Sunday, writes Donnchadh Boyle.

After a clash with Kildare's Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Tubridy was shown a straight red by Meath referee Cormac Reilly which is set to rule him out of the Division 3 final clash with the Lilies in Croke Park on April 23.

However, Collins insists he has no case to answer.

"I hate giving out about referees. They make mistakes and so do I. But what happened was the player was in front of 'Tubs' and he pushed him to get out of the way.

"He went down like a sack of spuds. Padraig Hughes was very close to it and I thought it was the Kildare player who was in trouble.

"Suddenly there was a red card and I was shocked. It's our first red card since I took over and yes we will be appealing it.

"Cormac did a brilliant job refereeing the game and Padraig Hughes is an excellent referee but I just think they got this one wrong."

Irish Independent

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