Limerick confirm appeal of Tobin red card

Seanie Tobin, Limerick, leaves the field after being shown the red card in Thurles
LIMERICK GAA officials have confirmed that an appeal will be made against Seanie Tobin’s red card in Sunday’s Munster SHC win over Clare.

LIMERICK GAA officials have confirmed that an appeal will be made against Seanie Tobin’s red card in Sunday’s Munster SHC win over Clare.

On foot of the match report of referee Colm Lyons of Cork it is understood that the GAA’s Competitions Control Committee have proposed a one match ban for the Limerick forward.

Limerick have consulted widely and reviewed video coverage over the past 24-hours before confirming this Tuesday evening that Tobin would be requesting a personal hearing before the Hearings Committee.

Tobin was bizarrely sent off within seconds of his introduction in the 54th minute after getting involved with marker Patrick O’Connor. While Tobin was shown a straight red card, O’Connor got just a yellow card.

As it stands will be miss the Munster SHC semi final against Tipperary in the Gaelic Grounds on June 21.

He will be eligible to play for his club Murroe-Boher in Saturday’s Limerick SHC against Patrickswell.

After Tobin’s case is presented to the Hearings Committee, they will either impose a penalty or exonerate based on evidence presented.

If unsuccessful, Tobin’s case could then be brought to the Appeals Committee.

The final avenue open to Limerick would be to make request for arbitration to the DRA (Disputes Resolution Authority) who are an external independent body and all their decisions are binding.