Kildare’s Daryl Flynn has had the first yellow card he received in the Leinster SFC semi final against Meath rescinded on appeal, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.
Referee Michael Collins (Cork) issued the card to Flynn after he (Flynn) accidentally got his feet tangled with an opponent as both players were running for the ball.
Just nine minutes later the Kildare man picked up a second yellow for a pull on the ball with an opponent nearby and was then sent to the line.
It is not much consolation to Flynn (and to Kildare) that the appeal mecanism came down in favour of the player, as the sending off had a major influence on the outcome of the game.
Even prior to the card being rescinded Flynn would have been eligible to line out for Kildare on Sunday against Cavan as two yellow cards do not warrant a suspension.
However, if the player was to receive two more yellows in a subsequent game, then a one match ban would have been imposed so from that respect the lifting of the yellow may prove significant.