Friday 24 November 2017

O'Sullivan relief at Horgan reprieve

Horgan: red card rescinded
Horgan: red card rescinded

Jackie Cahill

MUNSTER Council vice-chairman Jerry O'Sullivan believes that Cork forward Patrick Horgan's controversial sending-off in the Munster SHC final defeat to Limerick was "extremely harsh".

The free-scoring attacker succeeded in having his red card rescinded last weekend and is now free to play in Sunday's All-Ireland quarter-final against Kilkenny at Semple Stadium.

And former Cork chairman O'Sullivan, father of ex-player Diarmuid and injured forward Paudie, expressed his relief that Horgan has been cleared to line out for the Rebels' mouthwatering last-eight showdown.

"You know the misfortune that we've had with injuries; it would have been a huge blow if we were missing another player, but it's a welcome boost to have him available," he said.

Horgan was dismissed on the stroke of half-time against the Shannonsiders following an incident with Paudie O'Brien.

And O'Sullivan reflected: "I'm not a referee and haven't been but I thought that it was extremely harsh. Even a yellow card would have been a stretch."

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