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Remarkable Development Today Looks To Have Thrown Kieran McGeeney A Lifeline

Remarkable Development Today Looks To Have Thrown Kieran McGeeney A Lifeline

It looks like the controversial Laois v Armagh All-Ireland SFC Qualifier match is set to be replayed.

The GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee met today to decide on the issue after it transpired after the game that Laois had used seven substitutes-rather than six, as is the maximum allowed.

And RTE are reporting that the CCCC, who ordered a replay of the turbulent Christ Ring Cup final between Antrim and Meath, have once more flexed their administrative muscles in a move that has given a serious lifeline to Kieran McGeeney and the Orchard County.

The offending subsitution was when Shane Murphy replaced Brendan Quigley in injury-time, a move that broke the rule under the GAA regulations that warns a "replay or fine" or even the "award of game" may be a punishment for transgressions.

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RTE are reporting that discussions regarding a date and venue are ongoing while both have accepted the replay, which would have to take place some time this weekend due to the impending next round of the qualifiers.

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Conall Cahill

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