Rhode's quest for a four-in-a-row of Offaly SFC titles has received a major boost with the news that Conor McNamee has been cleared to play in Sunday's county final against Ferbane.
The former county player has had the straight red card he received in the controversial semi-final clash with Clara overturned following a successful appeal. McNamee was sent off just before half-time after clashing with opponent Seamus O'Brien. Clara also had Scott Brady and Thomas Deehan dismissed during a stormy first half in which long-serving Rhode stars Brian Darby and Niall McNamee both picked up head injuries and were forced to retire.
Good news for Rhode,bad news for Ballycumber ahead of big football finals this weekend.Conor McNamee red card against Clara rescinded by Offaly GAA Hearings Committee, freeing him to play Ferbane in SFC final but Ballycumber captain John Egan suspended for SFC B final v Bracknagh— Kevin Corrigan (@ballinagarman) October 10, 2019