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Replay ordered in Munster schools black-card row

Updated: Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 20:39 | Comments

Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice manages Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice manages Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne

A Munster schools Gaelic football tie will be replayed after an officiating error related to the new black-card rule.

Kerry’s Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne beat Cork’s Coláiste Chríost Rí after extra-time in last week’s Corn Ui Mhuirí quarter-final but it later emerged that a Chorca Dhuibhne player should have been sent off in normal time.

The player received a yellow card in the first half, followed by a black card, which should have equalled a red.

However, referee Kevin Walsh mistakenly allowed the Kerry school to bring on a substitute.

Coláiste Chríost Rí were three points up at the time but Chorca Dhuibhne, managed by Kerry inter-county boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice, recovered to draw and then win in extra-time.

Coláiste Chríost Rí objected and the Munster Competitions Controls Committee (CCC) has ordered a replay.

Chorca Dhuibhne, who are chasing their third consecutive Munster crown, have three days to appeal the decision before a fixture will be arranged.

The official Munster statement reads: “The CCC of Comhairle Iar Bhunscoileanna Na Mumhan met on Wednesday the 29th January at Aras Mumhan to consider the objection lodged by Colaiste Chriost Rí, Cork on the 24th January.

“The objection has arisen from an incident that occurred during their Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter final clash against Pobalscoil Chorea Dhuibhne hosted at the Dr Crokes club in Killarney on the 22nd January.

“Having considered both the objection and counter objection of the case along with reviewing all the evidence, the CCC of Comhairle Iar Bhunscoileanna has ruled that a replay is to take place between both sides.

“Both schools have been informed of the decision and now have three days to appeal the outcome of the Munster Post primary schools CCC hearing. If no appeal is lodged within this timeframe, Comhairle Iar Bhunscoileanna Na Mumhan will confirm fixture details of the replay.”

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