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Austin Gleeson’s All-Ireland Final Fate Could Soon Be Learned After CCCC’s Latest Move

Following Waterford’s dramatic win over Cork in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final, the major talking point has been whether or not Austin Gleeson will be playing in the final.

The reigning Hurler of the Year was seen pulling the face-guard of Luke Meade, in the latest helmet incident this summer.

It is unclear whether he could face the same fate as teammate Tadhg de Búrca or if it goes unpunished like Adrian Tuohy.

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 13/8/2017 Cork vs Waterford Waterford's Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring their third goal of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

This evening, John Fogarty of the Irish Examiner has shed some light on the process ahead, revealing that the CCCC are turning to referee James Owens on the issue, asking him if he dealt with the issue or not.

If Owens states that he saw the incident and deemed on the field that it did not warrant any punishment, then that is the end of the debate.

However, if he states that he did not view the incident, then it will return to the CCCC to proceed with the matter.

Judging by the Tadhg de Búrca saga, this one is liable to rumble on for a few weeks…

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Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man, where we review Waterford’s win over Cork, hearing from Derek McGrath, Dan Shanahan and Kieran Kingston.

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