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Replay ordered in Munster schools GAA game after black card controversy

An official statement has been released this evening on the issue.

Image: INPHO/James Crombie

THE FALLOUT FROM a black card officiating error in the GAA has resulted in a replay being ordered in a schools Gaelic football game in Munster.

The Munster Post-Primary CCC have ruled tonight that a replay is to take place in the Corn Ui Mhuirí quarter-final between Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne and Coláiste Chríost Rí after a black card controversy in the drawn game.

PS Chorca Dhuibhne won last week’s game by 0-12 to 1-6 after extra-time at Dr Crokes GAA grounds in Killarney but controversy emerged after a black card error in normal time of the match.

Coláiste Chríost Rí were ahead by 1-5 to 0-5 when referee Kevin Walsh did not send off Corca Dhuibhne player Barra Ó Súilleabháin after the player was shown a black card in the aftermath of being given a yellow card in the opening-half.

The new disciplinary rules dictate that a player should be sent-off if he receives a black card while he is already on a yellow card. The referee erred and a substitute was allowed on to replace Ó Súilleabháin.

A hearing took place last night after Coláiste Chríost Rí launched an objection. If the outcome is not appealed within three days, the fixture details for the replay will be confirmed.

St Brendan’s (Killarney) await the winners at the semi-final stage with Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, managed by Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice, chasing the school’s third successive title at this grade this season.

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Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice
Pic:  INPHO/James Crombie

Statement

The official statement released tonight reads:

“The CCC of Comhairle Iar Bhunscoileanna Na Mumhan met on Wednesday the 29th January at Aras Mumhan to consider the objection lodged by Colaiste Chriost Rí, Cork on the 24th January.

“The objection has arisen from an incident that occurred during their Corn Uí Mhuirí quarter final clash against Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne hosted at the Dr Crokes club in Killarney on the 22nd January.

“Having considered both the objection and counter objection of the case along with reviewing all the evidence, the CCC of Comhairle Iar Bhunscoileanna has ruled that a replay is to take place between both sides.

“Both schools have been informed of the decision and now have three days to appeal the outcome of the Munster Post primary schools CCC hearing. If no appeal is lodged within this timeframe, Comhairle Iar Bhunscoileanna Na Mumhan will confirm fixture details of the replay.”

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