Thursday 22 March 2018

O Se ruled out of provincial campaign after eight-week ban

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

KERRY will be without Tomas O Se for the remainder of their Munster SFC campaign after he received an eight-week suspension which he will not contest.

O Se, who got a straight red card against Tipperary last week, was reported for an offence that carried a four-week suspension, but, because he had also been suspended within the previous 48 weeks, it was doubled.

His ban will keep him out until July 17 and if Kerry beat Limerick in the June 4 semi-final, he would, thus, be unavailable for the Munster final on July 3.

The Kerry County Board have also confirmed they will not be contesting the straight red that hurling full-back Tom Murnane picked up in last week's Christy Ring semi-final, which rules him out of the final against Wicklow in a week's time.

Clare footballer Graham Kelly has been hit even harder following his clash with Cork's John Miskella last weekend. Kelly was initially sent off for a second yellow-card offence, but his follow-up action against Miskella before he left the pitch resulted in a 10-week ban.

Kelly got eight weeks for the headbutt he aimed at Miskella, plus an additional two weeks for a repeat 'double yellow' offence as he had received a double booking in the qualifiers last summer.

Elsewhere, Adrian Hanlon has been released from the Donegal senior football panel this week following a breach of discipline.

Hanlon was informed on Tuesday by Jim McGuinness that he was being let go from the panel for the remainder of the year.

However, McGuinness hopes to welcome midfielder Rory Kavan-agh, recovering from an ankle injury, back to training on Tuesday.

Donegal take on Leitrim in a challenge on Sunday in preparation for the June 12 Ulster SFC clash with Cavan.

Irish Independent

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