Limerick cannot yet appeal Gearóid Hegarty sending off

Speaking after Sunday’s draw in Ennis, manager John Kiely said their intention was to have the double booking red card quashed.
Limerick cannot yet appeal Gearóid Hegarty sending off

Aaron Fitzgerald of Clare falls after a clash with Gearóid Hegarty of Limerick during the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 4 match between Clare and Limerick at Cusack Park in Ennis, Clare. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Limerick will not be able to contest Gearóid Hegarty’s sending off against Clare as it does not result in a suspension.

Only in the event of a proposed ban can a player or official seek a meeting with the Central Hearings Committee.

Speaking after Sunday’s draw in Ennis, manager John Kiely said their intention was to have the double booking red card quashed.

He said: “It’s quite clear that there was no contact. “It’s very disappointing. It’s a card we’ll expect to be rescinded."

However, part of Rule 7.3 in the GAA Official Guide reads: “A member may seek a Hearing on any or all Category 1 or 11 infractions involved only at the point when a Match Suspension, or its time equivalent, is proposed.” 

Should Hegarty be dismissed again this summer and the sending off form part of a recommended cumulative ban, Limerick and Hegarty would be able to counter the penalty and likely be successful according to disciplinary sources.

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