Seanie Tobin's red card appeal has failed. James Crombie/INPHO
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'I did not strike the player' - Limerick hurler Seanie Tobin hits out after failed red card appeal

The Murroe-Boher forward will now miss the Munster semi-final against Tipperary on 21 June.

LIMERICK HURLER SEANIE Tobin will miss the Munster senior hurling semi-final against Tipperary on 21 June.

The42 learned this morning that Tobin’s appeal against the red card he received against Clare failed last night.

Tobin travelled to Croke Park for a Central Hearings Committee gathering, accompanied by Limerick county board chairman Oliver Mann and secretary Mike O’Riordan.

But a one-match suspension originally proposed was upheld by the CHC and Murroe-Boher hitman will have to sit out the visit of the Premier County to the Gaelic Grounds.

Tobin expressed disappointment with the verdict on his personal Twitter page today:

Tobin saw red just seconds after he was introduced in the 54th minute against Clare last Sunday.

Referee Colm Lyons sent off the substitute for tangling with Banner County defender Patrick O’Connor but Limerick still managed to claim a one-point victory with 14 men.

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Limerick chiefs viewed video footage of the incident before deciding to appeal and while they can still take the matter to the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee and the independent Disputes Resolution Authority, the42 understands that the Shannonsiders will not pursue the issue any further.

Limerick county board PRO Eamonn Phelan confirmed: “He (Tobin) lost it, he’ll miss the Munster semi-final.”

When asked if Limerick would explore further channels of appeal, Phelan replied: “I doubt it.”

Limerick insist that Tobin was harshly sent-off but Phelan noted: “They (GAA) had to stand by the referee. You know that old saying, the referee’s report is final. We got word late last night, around 11.30pm, that the appeal was unsuccessful.”

Originally published at 09.54

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