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Roscommon defender handed black card reprieve and free to face Donegal

David Murray’s third black card of the season was overturned after an appeal.

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ROSCOMMON DEFENDER DAVID Murray has been declared free to face Donegal in tomorrow’s Super 8s clash at Dr Hyde Park after his black card against Tyrone was overturned.

Murray picked up his third black card of the season against the Ulster side last weekend, having previously been black-carded against Meath in the league and Galway in the Connacht final.

Under GAA rules, any player that picks up three black cards/double yellow cards in one season receives a one-game ban. The rules also state that the infractions can only be challenged when the third card is accumulated.

Roscommon challenged all three of Murray’s blacks at the Central Hearings Committee and while his first two cards were maintained, his latest one against Tyrone was overturned.

“The alleged infraction on 14 July was not proven and therefore the CHC directed that his record be amended accordingly,” a GAA press release said.

Murray has already been named to start at corner-back for tomorrow’s round 2 meeting with Donegal at 5pm.

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