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McCarthy Suspended For Three Weeks

McCarthy Suspended For Three Weeks

The Irish Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Committee met at Lansdowne Road on Wednesday to consider the red card given to Michael McCarthy of Connacht during the Magners League game against Leinster last Sunday.

The IRFU Disciplinary Committee decided that the first yellow card given to Michael McCarthy during the Connacht v Leinster game was awarded incorrectly.

Therefore, the red card given on the basis of two yellow cards was rescinded and no suspension was imposed. 

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The Disciplinary Committee also considered a citing complaint against McCarthy in the same game for striking an opponent with his head.

McCarthy pleaded guilty to the offence and he has been suspended for three weeks, with the suspension terminating at midnight on Sunday, October 26.