Kilruane appealing O'Meara red card

October 14, 2019

Tipperary's Niall O'Meara. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Kilruane McDonaghs are to appeal the straight red card county star Niall O'Meara received in the closing stages of their Tipperary SHC quarter-final win over Clonoulty-Rossmore yesterday.

The recent All-Ireland winner was sent off along with opponents Timmy Hammersley and Sean Maher (second yellow) following an injury-time melee. It's believed that O'Meara and Hammersley were both dismissed for interference with the helmet infractions, but Kilruane remain hopeful that O'Meara will be cleared to play in next Sunday's semi-final against Borris-Ileigh in Semple Stadium.

Kilruane are also sweating on the fitness of U20 Hurler of the Year Jerome Cahill who was forced off with a hamstring injury after only 12 minutes of the 1-23 to 1-10 win over the reigning county champions in Templetuohy.

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