Wednesday 17 January 2018

Tipperary shelve Callanan appeal

Gaelic Games

Tipperary hurler Seamus Callanan
Tipperary hurler Seamus Callanan
Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Tipperary have decided not to appeal further against Seamus Callanan's sending-off in the Allianz Hurling League quarter-final victory against Offaly.

The forward  will now definitely miss the semi-final clash with Waterford on Sunday week.

Tipp failed in their quest to have Callanan's red card rescinded at Central Hearings Committee level last week. They had considered taking Callanan's case to the GAA's Central Appeals Committee but county board PRO Joe Bracken confirmed last night that the matter will not be taken further, having seen the wording of the CHC verdict.

Meanwhile, Cork County Board is insisting that plans to redevelop Páirc Uí Chaoimh will proceed as scheduled, despite issues being raised over the funding arrangements.

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform queried aspects of the cost-benefit analysis presented by Cork as part of an arrangement which involves a €30m Government grant for the €70m project.

Cork County Board noted that the cost benefit analysis "is the subject of ongoing dialogue" with Department officials, saying: "It is entirely appropriate and is the norm that any case being made for the expenditure of public monies would be subject to rigorous examination."

Irish Independent

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