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Tyrone boss Logan ponders appeal against Ronan McNamee red card

Tyrone's Ronan McNamee (right) will have to overturn his red card to play in next Sunday's Ulster SFC semi-final.
Picture by Philip Walsh
Kenny Archer at Healy Park

Ulster SFC quarter-final: Tyrone 1-18 Cavan 0-13

AN eight-point victory over the Ulster champions offers some explanation about laughter when discussing the loss of your Allstar full-back.

Tyrone joint-manager Feargal Logan saw the humour in the situation that he may need to swap tracksuit for legal suit in order to attempt to free Ronan McNamee from an automatic suspension for next Sunday’s semi-final.

The Aghyaran man was red carded midway through the second half on Saturday evening after appearing to push Cavan’s Conor Brady in the face twice, but solicitor Logan has previous form for overturning suspensions and may try this case:

“If we could find some man who knows anything about the GAA rulebook we might take a look at it,” he said with a smile.

More seriously, he knows Tyrone must move quickly to give McNamee a chance of lining out at Brewster Park but offered no firm opinion before studying video evidence of the incident: “I haven’t seen it and I’d need to look at it. It’ll hopefully be judged on its own merits…

“There are channels to deal with this sort of thing in the Association, and deal with it quickly and expeditiously. We’ve a tight week so the earlier in the week we get that on, the better.

“We’ll look at it, study it; nowadays there are plenty of angles and we’ll see exactly what happened. I’m sure he’ll get the benefit of all the fair play that there is in Croke Park.”

Next Sunday will come around quickly, with the Championship schedule tough on the teams in action this past weekend but Logan did admit to one positive: “At least we get a chance to look at opponents…so there’s a small benefit in that. Both teams are serious operators and will have a week to get themselves ready.”

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