Naomh Eanna hurler Cathal Dunbar received a straight red card during his side’s Wexford Senior hurling county semi-final against Oylegate…
The linesman pulled Dunbar and the referee up, stating an interference with the Oylegate players’ faceguard, which would warrant a straight red.
Unless the decision is overruled, the Naomh Eanna club-man will miss out on the club’s first ever Senior hurling final, having starred at corner-forward throughout the year.
Former Wexford hurler Andrew Shore released a video clip of the incident to his personal Twitter account on Monday evening, hoping that common sense would prevail for his former team-mate.
Bizarrely, even with the video evidence, the county board has upheld the decision and as it stands, he’ll miss the Senior Hurling County Final on Sunday 21st October.
Former Kilkenny hurler turned RTE analyst Eddie Brennan weighed in on the situation, stating that he “can’t see what’s wrong there” and that both players “got up and drove on, and there’s no helmet thorn off in that footage.”
Dunbar’s inter-county team-mate Paul Morris also said that it’s an “absolute joke for him to miss a county final over this.”
At the game, there was shock and confusion amongst supporters when he received the straight red. But, having viewed the accompanying video evidence, it’s an injustice of the highest order.