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Tyrone football Conor Meyler's black card against Monaghan overturned

Conor Meyler's controversial black card has been rescinded ahead of Tyrone's All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry
Niall Gartland

TYRONE footballer Conor Meyler has had his black card received in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Monaghan rescinded.

The half-forward was sent to the line twenty minutes into the match by referee Marty Duffy following an altercation with Kieran Hughes.

Duffy's decision was reversed last night following a meeting of the GAA's Central Hearing Committee in Croke Park.

The decision could have positive ramifications for Meyler as receiving three black cards or three yellow cards followed by a black is punished by a one-game suspension.

His teammate Tiernan McCann and Mayo player Kevin Keane also had suspensions lifted at last night's hearings.

McCann's eight-week ban for feigning injury was overturned and he is free to face Kerry in this week's All-Ireland semi-final. There was anger on social media at the length of the hearing - the verdict wasn't reached until the early hours of the morning.

Keane's one-match ban for striking Michael Murphy in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Donegal was also cancelled. His red card was downgraded to a yellow and he is now eligible for Mayo's semi-final clash against Dublin.

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