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Five Players Shown Red Cards After Mass Brawl In Armagh Vs Tyrone

Five Players Shown Red Cards After Mass Brawl In Armagh Vs Tyrone
By PJ Browne Updated

Referee David Gough sent off five players late in Tyrone and Armagh's Allianz Football League Division 1 clash at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday.

Gough showed the cards following a mass brawl in injury time. Four of the red cards were shown to Tyrone players and one to Armagh.

Peter Harte, Pádraig Hampsey, Kieran McGeary, and Michael McKernan were sent off for Tyrone, and Greg McCabe from Armagh.

Armagh won the game 2-14 to 0-14.

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Here is the incident in full, including the red cards.

Tyrone joint manager Feargal Logan said he will look at video of the incident before making any decisions.

"At this remove, it's hard to say because we were on the sideline, and it was out in the far corner," Logan told RTÉ Radio One's Sunday Sport.

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"It's the sort of silly stuff that can eat up the clock when you're coming into injury time. That seemed to be where it was.

"We'll have to study the video, and look at it all. How balanced or imbalanced the position is now we don't know. It seemed like both teams were involved in the schemozzle. We've just got to sit back, watch the video study it, see if we can redeem the situation in any way. There are good, fair procedures, and checks and balances in place, and we'll see where it takes us.

"I think it was a lot of jostling. I'm not sure how many or if any blows were struck, or striking actions. In fairness, it's not easy to deal with for a referee, his umpires and linesmen. We're not proud of it, and we'll have to study it. Whatever it comes through, we'll have to deal with it."

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Five players sent off in Armagh vs Tyrone

6 February 2022; Players from both sides tussle resulting in five red cards issued by referee David Gough during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match between Armagh and Tyrone at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Regarding the actual football, Logan said: "The first half performance was way substandard. The second half was up there with what you expect from a Tyrone team. We really did reel them in, score by score. They just kept picking the odd one off to keep a wee bit of distance between us.

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"We put in a massive second half shift there to try and drag Armagh back towards us. We nearly got them to a one-kick game. If we'd got them to that with five or six mintues of injury time, who knows? It's just a pity for everybody involved that we didn't even get to see that final stretch of the game, but that's life."

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