Harnedy and Delaney cases set for appeals committee
Cork and Kilkenny are preparing appeals against the potential suspensions of Séamus Harnedy and Conor Delaney from their opening provincial championship round-robin games next month.
Harnedy and Delaney were sent off in their last regulation league games - against Tipperary and Wexford respectively - and the expectation was that they would serve the suspensions in the subsequent play-off game between the counties to determine which division they would play in next year.
But the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) determined, in accordance with rule 7.5 (c) of the Official Guide, that their one-match bans could not be served in this game.
That rule states that "a game or competition, the sole purpose of which is to determine qualification or relegation in respect of a following year's championship or league, shall not be deemed to be the 'same competition' as that of the current year's championship or league and shall not entail a 'next-game suspension' arising from a current championship or league game."
The players sat out the play-off game last month. It will now be down to the Central Appeals Committee to hear the cases.