Waterford are expected to appeal Tadhg de Búrca’s one-match suspension to the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee (CAC) after he was unsuccessful at Central Hearings Committee (CHC) level on Monday evening.
The highly influential defender was sent-off following an off-the-ball clash with Wexford’s Harry Kehoe in the quarter-final win over at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
Referee Fergal Horgan made to the incident in his official match report and the player was cited for 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.
The CHC upheld the proposed suspension and as things stand, will be unavailable to Derek McGrath for the All-Ireland semi-final clash with neighbours Cork on 13 August at Croke Park.
Waterford are expected to take matters to the CHC and the
As things stand de Búrca Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) if necessary, the final stop in the appeals process.
Statement from Central Hearings Committee (31.07.17) - Hearing 1 of 1: Tadhg de Burca pic.twitter.com/V2aOFFxPSe— The GAA (@officialgaa) July 31, 2017
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