Tipperary’s Jason Forde has lost his appeal against a one-match ban.
The 23-year-old was originally handed a two-match ban but this was reduced on appeal. This subsequent appeal has, however, been unfruitful for the Silvermines club man, who will now miss Tipp’s Munster Championship opener again Cork this Sunday.
Breaking: Tipp definately without Jason Forde on Sunday. Lost tonight’s appeal and will not go to DRA to appeal #gaa
— Stephen Gleeson (@StephenGtippfm) May 16, 2017
Forde’s original two-match ban came about following an on-field altercation with Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald earlier in the year. For his part in instigating the incident, Fitzgerald was handed an eight-week touchline ban.
The former goalkeeper offered to help out in Tipp’s appeal against any ban for Forde but this was, of course, ultimately all in vain as the All-Ireland winner will now sit out the first round of Munster Championship action.
The Premier take on Cork this Sunday at Semple Stadium with throw-in at 4 pm.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena