Tadhg de Búrca has failed in his efforts to overturn the red card which ended his involvement in Waterford's All Ireland hurling quarter-final win over Wexford.
The defender took the fight to the Disputes Resolution Authority, after failing to convince the Central Appeals Committee to overturn the suspension last Thursday night.
The Deise face Cork in the All Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday.
De Búrca was sent off in the closing stages of the game after appearing to grab the helmet of Harry Kehoe off the ball.
Explaining the decision the DRA said:
An application to the DRA by Waterford Senior Hurler, Tadgh De Burca, challenging the decision of the Central Hearings Committee to impose a One Match Suspension for the offence of Behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent, including deliberately pulling on or taking hold of a faceguard or any part of an opponent’s helmet (Riail 7.2 (b) Cat III (iv) T.O 2017) arising out of an incident which occurred during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship game between Waterford and Wexford, which said decision had been upheld by the Central Appeals Committee, was dismissed by a DRA Tribunal hearing at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin on 10 August 2017.
The DRA Tribunal (Rory Mulcahy SC, Mr Niall Cunningham, solicitor and Ms Orlaith Mannion) held that the Claimant had failed to establish the decisions of the CHC and CAC were irrational in finding the infraction to have occurred and in imposing the minimum suspension.
This statement is for information purposes only. The Tribunal’s full reasoned, written award will be communicated to the parties and published on the DRA website in due course.
Is mise, le meas
Ruairí Ó hAinbhith BL
Rúnaí, An Córas Eadrána
Rory Hanniffy BL
Secretary, Disputes Resolution Authority