Na Piarsaigh pair lose appeals

March 08, 2018

Na Piarsaigh's Tommy Grimes and John O'Sullivan of Blackrock.
©INPHO/Cathal Noonan.

Na Piarsaigh will be without Conor Boylan and Tommy Grimes for Saturday week's All-Ireland club SHC final after both were unsuccessful in their appeals against their respective bans.

Both players were shown red cards during the Limerick champions' semi-final victory over Slaughtneil on February 10th and appealed the referee's decision yesterday evening to the Central Competitions Control Committee.

Boylan had been red-carded for "kicking with minimal force" while Grimes got his marching for "striking with a hurley, with minimal force".

Neither men were successful in their appeals, meaning that they will now miss the Croke Park decider against defending champions Cuala on St Patrick's Day.

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