Waterford to appeal after Tadhg de Búrca ban is upheld

One-match suspension for Wexford sending-off would rule defender out of Cork semi

Tadhg de Búrca is shown a red card during Waterford’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Wexford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tadhg de Búrca is shown a red card during Waterford’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Wexford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 

The GAA’s Central Hearings Committee (CHC) have upheld the one-match ban handed to Waterford’s Tadhg de Búrca in the wake of his side’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Wexford.

Waterford are expected to appeal the decision, which would rule the defender out of the crunch All-Ireland last-four clash with Cork on August 13th.

De Búrca picked up the suspension after he was sent-off for an off-the-ball clash with Harry Kehoe during the Déise’s 1-23 to 1-19 win in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last month.

He was cited for: “a category III (iv) infraction, specifically ‘behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent, including deliberately pulling on or taking hold of a faceguard or any part of an opponent’s helmet (in hurling).”

Waterford manager Derek McGrath and the county board will now take de Búrca’s case to the GAA’s Central Appeals Committee (CAC).

Should that avenue prove unsuccessful, they will take it to the Independent Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA) in a bid to have the Clashmore-Kinsalebeg sweeper available for their semi-final clash in Croke Park.

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