Clare's Tony Kelly will miss his side's game against Kilkenny in Ennis this Sunday after a one-match ban for his sending off away to Tipperary was upheld. 

The 2013 Hurler of the Year was sent off early in the second half after a collision with Tipperary full back Padraic Maher. The decision was subsequently criticised by Sunday Game pundits Anthony Daly and Derek McGrath. 

Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy agreed with his Clare counterpart Donal Maloney, arguing that the clash was "absolutely accidental".

However, the decision of referee Colm Lyons has tonight been upheld by the CHC and Clare will now be without the Ballyea player for the weekend's tussle with Brian Cody's team. 

Kelly will be back in time to play Cork in Páirc Ui Chaoimh on 16 February.