Sunday 26 January 2020

Roscommon to challenge ban for third Murray black

Roscommon's David Murray. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Roscommon's David Murray. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Roscommon are to seek a hearing on David Murray's behalf as he faces a one-match suspension after receiving his third black card of the season in the closing stages of Saturday's All-Ireland quarter-final series opening match against Tyrone.

Murray had been previously black-carded against Meath in the opening round of the league and against Galway in the Connacht final.

Under rule, a player can only challenge a one-match suspension when the third black card/double yellow card is accumulated.

Roscommon will be able to go back to any three of the infractions and challenge them in order to have the penalty quashed.

A number of players are carrying two of that combination, black/double yellow, into this All-Ireland quarter-final series.

Dublin's double goalscorer against Donegal, Niall Scully, picked up double yellow cards against Tyrone in the league and Galway in the league final.

Galway full-back Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh is one more of that same combination away from a suspension as are Kildare pair Eoin Doyle and Fergal Conway.

Doyle picked up a black card against Donegal in the league for not complying with referee David Gough's instruction to leave the field and fit his mouth guard, and against Derry in the championship, while Conway has been dismissed on black cards against Monaghan in the league and Longford in the championship.

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Meanwhile, Kerry are unlikely to challenge Killian Young's red card that will keep him out of Sunday's second-round trip to Clones to play Monaghan, a game that could well determine Eamonn Fitzmaurice's future as Kerry manager.

Young was sent off in the 59th minute for an off-the-ball incident involving Galway's Ian Burke.

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