Tuesday 20 August 2019

Cork bans revealed as Steven Beattie and Garry Buckley punished for Waterford melee

Garry Buckley of Cork City is shown a red card by referee Robert Rogers
Garry Buckley of Cork City is shown a red card by referee Robert Rogers
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

THE four players that received red cards after last Friday's row between Waterford and Cork City will miss a total of 17 matches between them for their role in the melee.

It emerged last night that Waterford's Stanley Aborah would serve a six game ban and his midfield colleague Bastian Hery would be ruled out for four games.

And independent.ie has learned that Cork's Steven Beattie faces four games on the sidelines for his role in the scrap, while his colleague Garry Buckley will serve the standard three match suspension for a straight red.

However, Cork boss John Caulfield will serve a touchline ban of just one game - the same punishment that was meted out to his counterpart Alan Reynolds.

The row started in the dying seconds of the 2-1 win for Waterford when the ball went into into Reynolds' bench before a Cork throw in and they refused to give the ball back.

Eventually, Hery ended up bringing it onto the pitch, and Caulfield left his technical area in an attempt to retrieve it.

 He was pushed to the ground by Hery, which escalated proceedings significantly. Unused sub Beattie ran onto the pitch to hit back at the Frenchman, and Buckley was also charged for grabbing Hery in the aftermath.

Aborah received the sternest punishment as he approached Buckley on his way towards the tunnel and then lashed out at referee Rob Rogers when he produced a red card for that offence.

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