Tipp’s Jason Forde will miss the game against Cork on May 21, 2017 after his tangle with Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald in the Allianz league semi final last April 16, 2017.
Fitzgerald was given eight week touchline ban that will prohibit him from Wexford’s first two games in the Leinster championship but the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) had also charged Forde because of assaulting an opposing team official. He should be ban for two-match if the accusation against him will be proven.
He took his case to the GAA Central Hearing Committee on Wednesday night where the incident in Nowlan Park was reviewed. The charge by CCCC was dismissed; however he was punished with “contributing to melee” which is lesser infraction.
He was given a one game suspension instead of two match ban under the decision of the Central Hearing Committee. As a result he will miss the Munster quarter-final on 21 May to defend their provincial crown against Cork in Semple Stadium. We will see if he will win the decision from the Central Appeals Committee if he decides to challenge the decision.