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Waterford Fans Are Furious That Tadhg De Búrca’s Appeal Has Failed

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Qualifiers Round 2, Semple Stadium, Co. Tipperary 8/7/2017 Waterford vs Kilkenny Waterford's Tadhg de Burca and TJ Reid of Kilkenny Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tadhg de Búrca’s one game suspension has been in the making ever since a straight red card was branded to the Waterford centre-back during their quarter-final victory over Wexford.

Video footage at the initial stages was very limited, therefore Waterford were hoping an appeal would be successful in having the red card rescinded.

Unfortunately for Waterford and de Burca, the sending off was upheld and a mandatory one-game ban was proposed for the Déise sweeper. Waterford took the appeal further and the debacle went right up to the early hours of this morning as the Disputes Resolution Authority gave their final verdict ahead of this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Cork.

Tadhg de Burca will now officically miss this Sunday’s game and many fans are furious.

Attention will now quickly turn to the Waterford team selection to see who replaces de Búrca or whether the Déise will persist with a sweeper. He has been an integral member of the Waterford game plan that has seen Waterford get to the third All-Ireland semi-final in a row.


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