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Tipperary To Appeal As Jason Forde Could Be Hit With Ban For Davy Fitzgerald Altercation

Yesterday it was confirmed that Davy Fitzgerald is banned for eight weeks, and will miss Wexford’s championship opener as well as their likely clash with Kilkenny on June 10. The former Waterford and Clare manager came in for huge criticism after entering the field of play against Tipperary in the National Hurling League semi-final last Sunday.

Now Tipp star Jason Forde could also be banned for his role in the fracas.

The Silvermines clubman rushed over to usher Fitzgerald back off the field, and the Wexford manager stood up to him.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Semi-Final, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 16/4/2017 Wexford vs Tipperary Wexford Manager Davy Fitzgerald clashes with Jason Forde of Tipperary Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

At present, a suspension for Forde is proposed, but no hearing has been set. Therefore he is free to play against Galway in Sunday’s decider.

It is understood by RTÉ that Tipperary will fight tooth and nail against any ban.

A two-game ban would see the 23-year-old miss the Championship opener against Cork, as well as either a Munster semi-final against Waterford or a first-round qualifier.

Public opinion has weighed in behind Forde.

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