Paul Galvin's attempt to have his high profile suspension reduced has failed - the Kerry captain's appeal against the six-month ban has been upheld by the GAA's Central Hearings Committee.
Galvin was accompanied to last night's hearing at Croke Park by Kerry County Secretary Eamonn O'Sullivan.
He received the ban, who runs from June 15, for his dismissal in last Sunday week's Munster SFC semi-final win over Clare.
After receiving his second yellow card, the Finuge clubman was seen to knock the notebook of referee Paddy Russell out of his hand, remonstrate with a linesman and push his team-m ate Tomás Ó Sé before he left the pitch.
It is expected that Galvin and Kerry chiefs will take the case before the GAA's Central Appeals Committee.
As it stands, the talented forward remains suspended for the rest of the championship.