Here's Why Peter Harte Was So Upset About That Late Black Card Against Cavan

Here's Why Peter Harte Was So Upset About That Late Black Card Against Cavan

Tyrone are safely through to the Super 8s, hammering Cavan by 16 points in Clones. It was a result that was never really in doubt, with Mickey Harte's side in control right from the get go.

Cavan looked toothless in attack, and were incredibly sloppy on the ball on the few occasions they managed to get into promising positions. Tyrone, on the other hand, were clinical in front of goal and equally string at the back.

The game was won with 20 minutes to go, with a number of key players being taken off as a precaution. One player who survived that cull was Peter Harte.

Harte would go on to receive a black card in the dying stages, and it looked like a harsh call. While it would have no influence on the result, the player was incensed by the decision. His reaction was a bit strange considering the circumstances of the game, but it would be explained.

Having already received black cards against Derry and Longford this year, this was his third of the campaign.

Under GAA rules, three black cards in one year results in a one game suspension. That means he will miss the opening Super 8s match against Roscommon as things stand.


As the tweet mentions, Tyrone have the right to appeal all of those decisions. You would expect that one of them will be overturned, meaning he should be available for the match on July 13th.

However when it comes to appeals in the GAA, you never really know. Common sense is often thrown out the window, meaning Tyrone will be sweating over the coming days.

If he does miss out, conversations around the purpose of the black card are sure to surface once again.

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Gary Connaughton

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