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Cats to appeal Delaney red

Kilkenny are to appeal JJ Delaney's red card picked up in the narrow Allianz Hurling League win over Cork in Nowlan Park on Sunday, writes Colm Keys.

Delaney was sent off after picking up a second yellow card in the last quarter when the Leinster champions held a 0-12 to 0-8 lead.

But selector Martin Fogarty confirmed yesterday that they will seek to have the red card rescinded.

Fogarty would not comment further but it is understood they are challenging both yellow cards, with a suggestion that the first may have been a case of mistaken identity.

Kilkenny officials have reviewed the video and are satisfied they have sufficient grounds for a case.

Delaney will not pick up a suspension for the red card but if he picks up a red card for two similar yellow-card offences in the next 12 months he would serve a two-week ban. That's a risk that Kilkenny are not willing to take and they are anxious to have his name cleared.

Meanwhile, Colin Fennelly is recovering from a collision during Sunday's game. He damaged his shoulder and came off in the 53rd minute, and is a doubt for a Fitzgibbon Cup fixture later in the week.

Elsewhere, Munster Council will break new 'broadcasting' ground next weekend by streaming the Harty Cup live on their website.

The game features Ardscoil Ris against Charleville CBS. Munster also plan on streaming the Corn Ui Mhuiri final between Colaiste Chriost Ri and PS Chorca Dhuibhne, on March 6.

Irish Independent