Richie Hogan has been handed a one game suspension by the CHC following his red card incurred during Kilkenny's All-Ireland final defeat to Tipperary.
Hogan had requested a hearing of the Central Hearings Committee to contest the proposed ban.
At the hearing, which took place on Monday, the CHC upheld the decision of match referee James Owens, deeming that Hogan had committed a Category II infraction, 'behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent.'
The statement released by the GAA this afternoon read: "Richie Hogan requested a Hearing which took place on 04.11.2019. An Lár Choiste Éisteachta (Central Hearings Committee) found the Infraction – "Behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent" proven and imposed the following penalty:
"A One Match Suspension in the same Code and at the same Level, applicable to the next game in the combination of the National League/Inter-County Senior Championship, even if the game occurs in the following year."
It may not be over however as Hogan retains the option of appealing the suspension to the CAC (Central Appeals Committee).
The 2014 Hurler of the Year and seven-time All-Ireland winner was sent off late in the first half of August's All-Ireland senior hurling final after catching Tipperary's Cathal Barrett with an elbow to the face.
After much conferring with his fellow officials, Owens issued Hogan with a red card.