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Unsurprisingly, Martin Farragher Cleared To Play In All-Ireland Club Final

Unsurprisingly, Martin Farragher Cleared To Play In All-Ireland Club Final

Teammate Gary Sice didn't know much about Martin Farragher's situation when speaking at an AIB club finals media day on Wednesday. Though, he must have been hopeful.

The Corofin full-forward was sent-off just a minute into his side's All-Ireland club football semi-final against Kildare's Moorefield on February 17th.

Referee Derek O'Mahoney produced a red card for what he believed was Farragher having struck Moorefield fullback Liam Healy with his knee.

There was undoubted relief for Sice, Farragher and the rest of the Corofin panel on Thursday morning. After Corofin requested a hearing, the Central Hearings Committee "found the infraction not proven".

The hearing had been held up due to the recent bad weather, leading to what must have been a nervy wait for the club.

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Conor Boylan and Tommy Grimes, both of Na Piarsaigh, were unsuccessful in attempts to have their red cards received during the All-Ireland club hurling semi-final win against Slaughtneil overturned. They now have the option of appealing to the Central Appeals Committee.

See Also: Graham Geraghty Played The 1996 Leinster Final Amid Immense Personal Grief

PJ Browne
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