Sunday 18 March 2018

Seamus Callanan set to miss semi-final as appeal fails

Seamus Callanan, Tipperary
Seamus Callanan, Tipperary
Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

Tipperary look likely to be without star forward Seamus Callanan for their Allianz Hurling league division one semi-final against Waterford.

Tipperary officials have confirmed that his appeal against the red card he received in last Sunday's quarter-final win over Offaly has been rejected by the GAA's Central Hearings Committee (CHC).

Tipp said they are “awaiting the final wording” of the CHC decision before deciding if they will take Callanan’s appeal further but that now looks unlikely given the content of the CHC’s ruling.

It said that Callanan was sent off for "striking with his hurley with minimal force" and said the "evidence provided (by Tipperary) was not sufficiently compelling to rebut the referee’s report, therefore the infraction was proven and a one-match suspension was imposed".

The Hearings Committee also turned down his teammate Cathal Barrett’s appeal against the first yellow card he was shown last weekend when he was sent off for two bookings but that does not have any subsequent effect outside of him being dismissed for the remainder of that game.

Read more: Callanan sees red but Tipp's first-half flurry clears path

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