Harnedy is set to miss championship opener as his suspension won't count for the playoff against Kilkenny

Harnedy is set to miss championship opener as his suspension won't count for the playoff against Kilkenny
Clare's Conor Cleary and Seamus Harnedy of Cork. Picture: INPHO/Bryan Keane

CORK captain Seamus Harnedy will miss Cork’s Munster championship opener against Tipp on May 12 unless he successfully appeals his red card from last week's loss to the Premier. 

The Central Competitions Control Committee have ruled that the St Ita's man will not serve his one-match suspension during tomorrow’s playoff against Kilkenny.

Harnedy was dismissed against Tipperary last Sunday for swinging his hurley at James Barry after a sideline was called. A red card was flashed but the consolation for Cork was that he would use up his ban against the Cats, who find themselves in the same boat with full-back Conor Delaney. 

However, the CCCC have decided both players are eligible to play this weekend and will miss therefore their respective provincial openers against Tipp and Dublin respectively.

Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Tomorrow’s game, which is only being played to determine which 2020 Division 1 group the counties feature in (the winners will play in Division 1 Group 1) has been described as “futile” by Kilkenny boss Brian Cody.

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