Sam Curtis red card appeal rejected - two games suspension sees him miss cup semi

Sam Curtis will miss both upcoming games against Cork City

Sam Curtis will miss both upcoming games against Cork City Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

St. Patrick’s Athletic have been unsuccesful in their appeal of Sam Curtis’ injury time red card from their 2-1 defeat to Drogheda United on Monday night.

The 17-year-old defender received his marching orders from referee David Dunne following a high tackle on Ryan Brennan joining Jake Mulraney early in the Saints dressingroom after he had picked up two yellow cards in 13 second half minutes.

The FAI noted today that:

An independent Appeal Committee of the FAI has rejected St Patrick’s Athletic FC’s appeal for wrongful dismissal following Sam Curtis' red card for serious foul play in St Patrick’s Athletic FC’s SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division fixture versus Drogheda United FC on 25 September 2023.

In accordance with the FAI Disciplinary Regulations, Sam Curtis will serve a two-match suspension.

It means the highly rated teenager will miss this Friday’s league match away to Cork City and then the game the following week when the same team’s clash in the same venue in the FAI Cup semi-final.

Monday’s loss means the Athletic couldn’t make their most of their game in hand as they remain in third place in the table six points behind league leaders Shamrock Rovers with five games to go (and a point behind second placed Derry City).