McCann accepts two-match ban

June 14, 2019

Tyrone's Frank Burns and Tiernan McCann with Stephen McMenamin after the Donegal defender goes to ground during the Ulster SFC semi-final at Kingspan Breffni

Tiernan McCann will miss Tyrone's next two championship matches arising from the incident involving Donegal's Stephen McMenamin during last Saturday's Ulster SFC semi-final.

TV pictures showed McCann's hand making contact with McMenamin's face and mouth and he also seemed to stamp on McMenamin's neck. The incident was missed by referee David Gough but was retrospectively dealt with by the Central Competition Controls Committee (CCCC) on Monday night.

McCann was charged with two offences - Category Three for "behaving in any way that is dangerous to an opponent" and Category Four for "inflicting injury recklessly". The one-match bans for each offence will run concurrently and it's understood that the player will not appeal either, meaning he will miss Tyrone's All-Ireland SFC Round 2 Qualifier against Longford tomorrow week.

It's also understood that the Killyclogher clubman has apologised to McMenamin for his actions.

Make sure to visit the match tracker this weekend for live coverage from Leinster and Munster SHC round 5 and the Connacht SFC final between Galway and Roscommon.

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