Last Saturday's Cavan v Down clash could see Down manager Eamonn Burns hit with a lengthy ban after he was sent to the stands just before half-time.
Burns' side lost out on a scoreline of 0-17 to 0-14 but the Division 2 encounter at Kingspan Breffni could have further ramifications after referee Padraig O'Sullivan gave Burns a red card for alleged shoving Cavan's Oisin Kieran.
He could be charged under rule 7.2 (c) 'Misconduct at Games by Team Officials' which carries a minimum four-week suspension, rising in order of severity.
Footage shows Burns stepping onto the field and swatting away Kieran.
Eamonn Burns appears to push Cavan player just before half time. May have carried over into the tunnel as crowd heard ref’s whistle blowing a few times. Down 0-7 Cavan 0-6, ht pic.twitter.com/NnZVXqMBsT
— Brendan Crossan (@CrossanBrendan) March 10, 2018
Speaking to Irish News after the game, Burns played down the incident.
I just went in to sort it out but these things happen. Managers shouldn’t be in those situations. It was heat of the moment. There was nobody hurt.
Cavan manager Mattie McGleenan was in full agreement, dismissing it as a "holding hands session."
As for their league campaign, Down are in desperate need of points and welcome Tipperary to Páirc Esler this Sunday.