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Tipp could be set to launch another appeal of Seamus Callanan’s red card

The Premier aren’t letting this one go.

Referee John Keenan shows a red a card to Seamus Callanan of Tipperary.
Referee John Keenan shows a red a card to Seamus Callanan of Tipperary.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Updated 11.16am

TIPPERARY ARE CONSIDERING an appeal to the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee (CAC) after Seamus Callanan failed yesterday in his bid to have last Sunday’s red card against Offaly rescinded.

The Tipperary man was dismissed for a second-half off-the-ball incident with the Faithful’s Dermot Shortt.

Tipperary secretary Tim Floyd confirmed that Tipperary are considering the appeal and is not ruling out the possibility of going all the way to the DRA if Tipp do decide to explore all avenues.

Callanan is set to miss the league semi-final against Waterford as things stand. Defender Cathal Barrett, who was sent-off after being shown two yellow cards, also failed in his bid to have his first yellow card rescinded.

It is unlikely that Tipp will take Barrett’s case further but Floyd indicated that Premier County top brass will study the wording of the Callanan verdict before deciding on their next course of action.

John Keenan shows a red a card to Cathal Barrett Cathal Barrett dismissed during last Sunday's game against Offaly. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Floyd explained: “We have the option of Central Appeals but we want to see the wording of it.

“It depends on technicalities and procedures. You can’t look for another hearing on the core issue, it’s more about the procedures adopted by the hearings committee.”

Floyd added: “We were fairly confident coming out that it would be overturned but for whatever reason, they decided that we didn’t prove that the referee got it entirely wrong.

“We showed on the video that he (Callanan) didn’t strike him (Offaly full-back Dermot Shortt) but we didn’t show that the referee got it wrong.

“The CAC is the next route of appeal, with DRA after that. We’ll see if it’s worth a run at Central Appeals.”

The official statement from Croke Park yesterday read:

“The Hearings Committee found that evidence provided was not sufficiently compelling to rebut the referee’s report therefore the Infraction was proven.”A one-match suspension in the same code and at the same level was imposed, applicable to the next game in the National League or Inter-County Senior Championship even if that game occurs in the following year.”

Originally published at 11.15

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