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Limerick aren't ruling out an appeal after that controversial Tobin sending-off

And there’s good news on the injury front for defender Seamus Hickey.

Seanie Tobin was sent off against Clare on Sunday.
Seanie Tobin was sent off against Clare on Sunday.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

LIMERICK WILL STUDY footage from Sunday’s Munster senior hurling quarter-final before deciding whether to appeal against Seanie Tobin’s second half red card.

Tobin clashed with Clare’s Patrick O’Connor just seconds after coming on to replace Donal O’Grady, and was sent off by referee Colm Lyons.

Limerick county board chairman Oliver Mann confirmed to the42 this afternoon that Shannonside chiefs will take a look at the match DVD before deciding on a course of action.

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“There has been no discussion on it and and where has been no discussion, there’s no decision as of yet.

“I know it will be discussed alright, naturally, and we’ll have a look at the DVD first of all.

“That’s the first thing you do and take it from there.”

As things stand, Tobin will miss the Munster SHC semi-final against Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds on 21 June. 

Mann is also anticipating a bumper crowd at the Limerick city venue as the neighbours lock horns in the provincial championship for a fourth successive year.

Limerick have won the last two fixtures against the Premier County and the counties will also clash in the intermediate game.

Richie McCarthy and Seamus Callanan Limerick's Richie McCarthy and Tipp hitman Seamus Callanan will lock horns again next month. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Mann said: “We had a good Limerick crowd and I would expect bigger the next day.

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“It was a good day for us in Thurles, with our two teams coming away with two victories.

“We had a couple of intermediates and senior young lads who have been in the system for the last couple of years having come through from development squads.

“And that will be a boost to the lads involved in development squads as well. It’s a boost to us all.”

Adare’s Willie Griffin played a captain’s part with 2-6 in the intermediate quarter-final victory over Clare, prompting suggestions that he could force his way into TJ Ryan’s senior set-up.

Willie Griffin in action against Kevin Downes Willie Griffin (left) in action for Adare in 2013. Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

Mann noted: “Willie played very well and took his two goals very well.

“That’s a question for TJ but sure the more fellas you have knocking on the door to be on the senior panel, the better. You can never have too many of them.”

It was also confirmed this morning that defender Seamus Hickey is in no danger of missing the Munster semi-final.

The Murroe-Boher man went off with three minutes left but the42 has learned that Hickey was merely suffering with cramp, a consequence of a lack of match fitness after the player was affected by injury at the end of Limerick’s League campaign.

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