Saturday 18 November 2017

Tadhg de Burca likely to miss All-Ireland semi after CHC upholds ban but will appeal

Tadhg de Burca
Tadhg de Burca

It looks increasingly likely that influential Waterford sweeper Tadhg de Burca will miss their All-Ireland semi-final clash with Cork on August 13.

The Central Hearing's Committee (CHC) ruled last night that the red card he was issued with for an off the ball incident with Wexford's Harry Kehoe in the quarter-final was warranted and the one-match ban holds.

De Burca was found to be in breach of a category III (iv) infraction, specifically ‘behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent, including deliberately pulling on or taking hold of a faceguard or any part of an opponent’s helmet (in hurling)’, which resulted in a one-match suspension.

Th CHC upheld the proposed suspension from the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) last night.

Waterford are expected to appeal the decision to the Central Appeals Committee (CAC) and if unsuccessful there, will exhaust the appeals process by having the case heard by the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA).

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