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Kerrigan suspension overturned on appeal

Paul Kerrigan’s two-game ban for an attempted headbutt on Armagh’s Finian Moriarty has been overturned.

Paul Kerrigan (front) breaks from his Cork team-mates as they come out for the McGrath Cup final.
Paul Kerrigan (front) breaks from his Cork team-mates as they come out for the McGrath Cup final.
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CORK FORWARD PAUL KERRIGAN is free to line out for the Rebels against Down tomorrow after his two-game ban was quashed last night.

Kerrigan’s case came before a disciplinary hearing in Croke Park last night who examined video evidence from last Sunday’s Division 1 game between Armagh and Cork and decided that the forward had no case to answer.

The Nemo Rangers man was shown a straight red card by referee Syl Doyle in last weekend’s drawn game for an attempted headbutt on Finian Moriarty.

Under the GAA’s new match-ban system, which is being trialled this season, Kerrigan was automatically suspended for Cork’s next two league games — against Down tomorrow and against Donegal on 4 March.

A one-line statement released by the Cork County Board this morning confirmed that Kerrigan is now eligible to play tomorrow.

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