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Calls For Disciplinary 'Consistency' After Schmozzle At End Of Donegal-Armagh Game

Calls For Disciplinary 'Consistency' After Schmozzle At End Of Donegal-Armagh Game
By Jonathan Browne
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It's fair to say it was an entertaining day of gaelic football in the Allianz League yesterday, from Dublin getting relegated to the bizarre happenings in the Offaly-Cork game. However one that may have gone under the radar was yet another scrap between two Ulster teams, this time Donegal and Armagh.

Donegal won the game by a singular point after a last second score by Patrick McBrearty. It was Donegal's first win in Letterkenny in their last seven outings there but all the attention went to the scenes after the game when a mass brawl ensued between both sides.

27 March 2022; Both sides scuffle after the Allianz Football League Division 1 match between Donegal and Armagh at O'Donnell Park in Letterkenny, Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

We saw a very similar situation happen last month between two Ulster sides as the Tyrone-Armagh game had a brawl that ended up with 5 red cards being dished out.


With Armagh and Donegal set to meet in just four weeks for the Ulster Championship, both camps will be anxious about possible disciplinary measures.

League Sunday Reaction to Donegal-Armagh Scrap

On Allianz League Sunday last night Ciaran Whelan and Kevin McStay didn't hold back in calling for similar punishments from the Tyrone-Armagh scrap being dished out for this incident, meaning many players would miss the opening round of the Ulster Championship.


Ciaran Whelan said:

I know you're slagging me because I was involved in these myself but in terms of consistency, we saw it a couple of weeks ago with Tyrone and Armagh but it's something we don't want to see. There's a lot of people in there that shouldn't be in there, some officials, some subs, it's not good.

You can say it's pushing and shoving but there is a few digs thrown and it's concerning going into the Championship four weeks away, both managers will be thinking "what did we get involved in here? We've left ourselves exposed here." The CCCC committee are definitely going to have a look at this and some lads will have a nervous week ahead, no doubt.


McStay and Whelan say they viewed the footage 'frame by frame' and said the referee and his officials had a clear view of the incident.

Donegal welcome Armagh to Ballybofey on 24 April.

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