Friday 18 October 2019

Harte appealing black cards in bid to play Roscommon clash

Tyrone's Peter Harte leaves the field after being shown a black card late on in their qualifier win against Cavan. Photo: Sportsfile
Tyrone's Peter Harte leaves the field after being shown a black card late on in their qualifier win against Cavan. Photo: Sportsfile

Colm Keys and Donnchadh Boyle

Peter Harte will have the opportunity to challenge all three black cards later this week that he has picked up in this year's championship to clear himself to play Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park on Saturday.

As it stands Harte is suspended after picking up a third black card against Cavan last Saturday. A black card can only be challenged when three have been accumulated and a suspension is pending. If any of the decisions are not rescinded they will remain in place until the end of the season.

Two years ago Down's Kevin McKernan and Kildare's Kevin Feely both successfully cleared themselves to play subsequent qualifier games.

Meanwhile, Meath are hopeful that star forward Mickey Newman will recover in time to face Donegal in the opening round of this year's 'Super 8s' in MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey on Sunday.

Newman was injured when scoring a goal in their win over Clare on Sunday, colliding with the post as he palmed Pádraic Harnan's pass to the net.

The Kilmainham man was forced off immediately but Meath are optimistic that he will recover in time to take his place against Donegal.

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