10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
Sheahan's father, Frank Snr, commented: "We were delighted with the way the appeal went. We always felt the decision to ban Frankie was totally and absolutely wrong."
Having already served three months of a ban, Sheahan can be considered for the upcoming RWC, which starts in just over five weeks.