I think it’s come as a surprise to most of us, but a very pleasant one at that, to learn a short time ago tonight that Kevin Keane’s appeal against the red card he picked up in injury time against Donegal was successful. At his hearing in Croke Park tonight, the red card was downgraded to a yellow and so Kevin will be available for selection against Dublin on Sunday week.
Mayo GAA confirmed the welcome news on Twitter tonight in the following terms:
The Hearings Committee downgraded the sanction from a Red Card to a Yellow Card meaning Kevin Keane has been cleared to play the next day!
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) August 19, 2015
It’ll come as no surprise as well to learn that at the same sitting the CHC tonight overturned the eight-week ban imposed on Tiernan McCann for his James O’Donoghue impersonation in Tyrone’s quarter-final against Monaghan and so he’ll be available for selection for Sunday’s semi-final against Kerry.