Sunday 10 December 2017

Galvin to seek personal hearing over 'harsh' dismissal

Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

KERRY have confirmed that they expect Paul Galvin to seek a personal hearing when he is advised of his proposed suspension arising from his sending-off against Cork last Saturday night.

The reigning Footballer of the Year was dismissed on a straight red card along with Cork defender Eoin Cadogan after TV footage showed the pair tangling and falling to the ground during the first half of the NFL Division 1 tie in Pairc Ui Rinn.

Cadogan was forced to undergo dental surgery on Tuesday with reports indicating that he had a fractured tooth removed.

"We haven't heard what has been reported for but I would imagine we'll look for a personal hearing," said Kerry County Board chairman Jerome Conway. "We'll wait for the report, but I think most commentators would agree that they were very harshly sent off."

Any suspension the Finuge man is handed will be doubled, as he has been dismissed for a Category Two offence during the last 48 weeks when he was sent off, also against Cork, in the Munster championship semi-final replay on June 13.

Dublin hurling boss Anthony Daly has made seven changes from the side that lost out to Galway in the Walsh Cup final last weekend for Sunday's trip to Waterford.

The half-back combination of Stephen Hiney, Ronan Fallon and Maurice O'Brien is the only line to remain intact as Tomas Brady and Oisin Gough come into the full-back line and Joey Boland replaces Simon Lambert in midfield.

Peter Kelly, Liam Rushe and Shane Durkin come in for David Curtin, Shane Ryan and John Kelly in the half-forward line while David Treacy replaces Peadar Carton in the full-forward line. Galway, meanwhile, have made just one change to their team for their opening game against Limerick as James Skehill takes over between the posts from Colm Callanan.

Portlaoise are sweating on the fitness of Peter McNulty (ankle) and Colm Byrne (back) ahead of their All-Ireland club SFC semi-final against Kilmurray-Ibrickane at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday.

The Laois footballers have been dealt a blow with the news that experienced midfielder Padraig Clancy has opted out of the panel for the foreseeable future. Clancy cited a loss of hunger for the game as the reason behind his decision.

"I've been playing with Laois for the last 10 years and I hardly missed anything through all the years," he said. "I played in nearly every O'Byrne Cup match and every league match and, right now, I have a complete lack of interest."

Mayo (NHL v Armagh) -- D O'Brien; B Higgins, K Moran, S Morley; E Madigan, P Barrett, C Ryan; D McConn, S Hunt; K Higgins, D McDonnell, D Dowling; N Murphy, R Cullinane, M Devaney.

Dublin (NHL v Waterford) -- G Maguire; N Corcoran, T Brady, O Gough; S Hiney, R Fallon, M O'Brien; J McCaffrey, J Boland; P Kelly, L Rushe, S Durkin; D Treacy, K Flynn, A McCrabbe.

Galway (NHL v Limerick) -- J Skehill; D Joyce, S Kavanagh, P Holland; D Barry, T Og Regan, K Hynes; G Farragher, N Cahalan; A Callanan, C Donnellan, D Burke; A Harte, J Gantley, N Hayes.

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