*Darragh Bohannon. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill. 

CLARE will review the footage of Darragh Bohannon’s late sending off before considering if it is worth appealing the dismissal.

Midfielder Bohannon was sent off on sixty six minutes in Clare’s 3-15 0-10 loss to Tyrone on Sunday.

His challenge on centre forward Michael O’Neill was deemed as a straight red card by Mayo referee Jerome Henry. Both Bohannon and O’Neill had clashed earlier in the second half with the Shannon Gaels clubman requiring minor treatment following their first collision.

O’Neill was due to be substituted before he was met with a tackle by Bohannon and he exited the field while the marching orders were extended to Darragh who missed all of Clare’s National Football League campaign due to injury.

Speaking to The Clare Echo, Clare manager Mark Fitzgerald admitted he did see the incident in real-time. “It was at such pace that I didn’t know if he got it, I just spoke to the ref there and he said it was a bit dangerous and I think he put it down as reckless and to be fair I think the GAA are cracking down on those challenges”.

Fitzgerald continued, “We’ll review it and see if we feel that it is harsh we’ll have a look at it but if it is a straight red then it is a straight red and there is nothing we can do about it”.

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