Tobin misses Limerick v Tipperary as second appeal fails

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Seanie Tobin, Limerick, leaves the field after being shown the red card
SEANIE Tobin will now certainly miss the Munster SHC semi final against Tipperary after failing to have his red card overturned.

SEANIE Tobin will now certainly miss the Munster SHC semi final against Tipperary after failing to have his red card overturned.

This Wednesday night, Tobin’s case was put to the Appeals Committee in Croke Park at a hearing that lasted almost two hours.

But there was no success in the appeal.

Limerick GAA have now confirmed that Tobin’s appeal won’t be furthered to the DRA (Disputes Resolution Authority).

He initially appealed his one match ban to the Hearings Committee but wasn’t successful and then moved on to the Appeals Committee, which sat on Wednesday night to hear his case.

Tobin will now miss the June 21 clash with Tipperary but will be available to return to action in Limericks next outing after the semi final. That will be a July 12 Munster final against Waterford in Thurles or a July 4 All Ireland SHC Qualifier against Dublin, Offaly, Kilkenny/Wexford or Galway/Laois.

There is some good news for TJ Ryan’s Limerick on the injury front with David Breen’s return to training ahead of schedule a timely boost.

A foot injury was expected to keep Breen sidelined until July but the Na Piarsaigh man is now back training with TJ Ryan’s side and could be set to play some role in the Gaelic Grounds semi final against Eamon O’Shea’s Premier County side.

Both Gavin O’Mahony and Paul Browne will have to wait until match week to prove their fitness. Others like Richie McCarthy, Seamus Hickey, Conor Allis and Graeme Mulcahy has been on the treatment table but will be available.

Almost certainly out of contention is Nickie Quaid, who is yet to return to full contact training after his shoulder injury.