Waterford attacker, Stephen Bennett has been hit with a one-match ban arising from an incident during last Sunday’s Munster hurling Championship semi-final defeat to Cork at Semple Stadium.
The GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) proposed the suspension after Bennett interfered with Cork player Damien Cahalane’s faceguard.
The offence was missed by referee Barry Kelly but GAA disciplinary chiefs have decided to act nonetheless.
Waterford have also confirmed that they will not be contesting the charge, which means that Bennett will miss the Déise’s first round All-Ireland qualifier on Saturday week.
The draw for the opening round of the Qualifiers will take place on Monday morning where Waterford’s potential opponents include, Kilkenny, Dublin, Offaly or Westmeath.