All-Ireland senior football club final between Glen and Kilmacud Crokes to be replayed, GAA orders

The All-Ireland senior club football final between Glen and Kilmacud Crokes is to be replayed, the GAA has ordered.

It comes after the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) held a hearing on Tuesday morning.

Kilmacud have three days to lodge an appeal to Tuesday's decision. The replay could be held on March 11 or 12.

Controversy overshadowed the Maghera side's 1-11 to 1-9 defeat earlier this month after it emerged that Kilmacud had two extra players on the pitch during the final stages of play.

Dara Mullin was due to go off when Conor Casey came on, but both remained on the pitch.

Kilmacud’s Paul Mannion was also on the pitch during the final minutes of the game. Credit: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Paul Mannion was also still technically on the pitch, albeit closer to the sideline.

Glen lodged an appeal to the GAA last week after the organisation said the Ulster Champions would have to make an objection to the outcome of the game before investigating.

Under rule 6.44 of the GAA's official guide, the offence is cause for a fine to be imposed on the offending team, the game to be awarded to the opposing team or for the game to be replayed.

In a statement, the GAA said: "Following meetings of CCCC last night and this morning, the objection of CLG Gleann Machaire Ratha as per Riail 7.10 (n) T.O. has been upheld as it is proven that CLG Cill Mochuda na Crócaigh exceeded the number of players permitted under Riail 2.1 Rules of Specification, Playing Rules (Treoir Oifigiúil Cuid II).

In accordance with Riail 6.44 (b) (i) T.O. Cuid I, the penalty imposed by An Coiste is “Replay of Game”.

"A three-day window, from the time of notification, exists to request an Appeal."

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