LIMERICK DEFENDER KYLE HAYES HAS ACCEPTED A ONE MATCH-BAN for catching Galway forward Brian Concannon’s helmet in the Allianz Division 1, Group A game last weekend.
Hayes, a three-time All-Star and former young hurler didn't receive a second yellow at the time from referee Sean Stack even though he was already on a yellow card at the point in the game.
Limerick and Hayes went onto win the game 0-24 to 0-19, but the clash became the talking point after the game.
🚨: Kyle Hayes has received a one-match ban following an off the ball incident during their game with Galway last weekend. pic.twitter.com/YllB36h1jC
— GAA Editz (@Gaa_editz) March 2, 2023
The GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee reviewed the incident and concluded that Hayes broke the GAA's rule 5.2, which says, "Striking or attempting to strike with a hurley, with minimal force. Breaking the rule means that Hayes will receive a one-match suspension for his part in the altercation.
A two-game ban later in the season still may still occur if the CCC feel that Hayes also breaks Rule 5.27 which reads, “To strike an opponent with a hurley, either with force or causing injury.”
Limerick's next game will be against Westmeath in Cusack Park in the next round on Sunday, March 12.
Tickets for the game can be found here