The powers that be in the CHC have upheld the decision of the CCCC in rejecting DC's appeal following his suspension for the red card received at the end of last Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final.
Case closed? Not quite.
Diarmuid Connolly can now go to the CAC, the Central Appeals Committee, to fight his corner. And even then, there is still the option of taking it to the DRC, the Disputes Resolution Committee, in one last attempt to be allowed take the field on in the replay.
While there has been no indication of whether Connolly will explore this avenue, there is precedent, with fellow Dub Colin Moran appealing to the DRC in 2008 to allow him play the Leinster final against Wexford.
Connolly is the only player to receive a suspension following Sunday's ill-tempered match.