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Two match ban for Cork's Kerrigan after weekend sending off

Paul Kerrigan will miss games against Down and Donegal after his attempted headbutt on an Armagh defender on Sunday.

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CORK’S FULL FORWARD Paul Kerrigan has received a two match suspension, following his dismissal in the Allianz NFL Division 1 clash against Armagh on Sunday.

Kerrigan saw red from referee Syl Doyle for an attempted headbutt on Finian Moriarty at the Athletic Grounds.

Under a new trial in the league, match bans have replaced the traditional time bans. Under the old system, Kerrigan would have been ruled out for eight weeks. However, pending an appeal, he now looks set to miss games against Down and Donegal.

Kerrigan could return against Laois on March 10th.

Cork manager Conor Counihan defended the Nemo Rangers clubman after the game and told RTE that he did not feel the offence warranted a sending off.

“I did see what happened and in my view it wasn’t a sending off. Obviously, others will have a more objective view than me, but what I saw didn’t warrant a red card,” said Counihan.

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