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Lee Keegan tonight won his appeal against his sending-off last Sunday and so his one-match has been lifted and he’s available to line out in the replay on Saturday. The County Board broke the very welcome news via Twitter a short time ago:
BREAKING NEWS: Lee Keegans appeal against his Red Card last Sunday in Croke Park has been successful meaning he is avaailable to play Sat.
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) August 28, 2014
There’s no further information to hand on why Lee’s appeal was successful but, whatever the reason, you’d have to say that it’s a victory for common sense. Sure, our man was wrong to kick out in the way he did but Buckley was equally wrong to draw that punch on him beforehand and there was precious little justice either in the fact that the Kerryman got off scot-free without any sanction arising from the incident.
It was punishment enough – and it sure must have been tough – on Leeroy to have to sit out the remainder of last Sunday’s match but it would have been a hugely disproportionate sanction if he were to have missed the replay too. He’ll now be roaring for road come Saturday, I bet.
Make no mistake – this is a massive, massive boost for us. I really can’t wait ’till Saturday now.