Callanan suspension lifted and available for Sunday’s semi-final

Tipperary forward Seamus Callanan is available for Sunday’s hurling league semi-final against Waterford after a last minute reprieve from the ban received for a red card against Offaly in the quarter final.

Tipperary forward Seamus Callanan is available for Sunday’s hurling league semi-final against Waterford after a last minute reprieve from the ban received for a red card against Offaly in the quarter final.

It’s a huge and unexpected boost for Tipperary ahead of the Nowlan Park showdown against the Deise.

On Thursday night the Cental Appeals Committee over-turned the suspension following an appeal from Callanan.

The Drom-Inch player received a straight red card for an incident in the Offaly game, a sanction many considered harsh.

Tipperary’s first appeal to the Central Hearings Committee against the suspension was unsuccessful.

With Kieran Bergin, Noel McGrath and Cathal Barrett all unavailable for Sunday’s game, the Callanan reprieve is welcome news for manager Eamon O’Shea and his selectors.