Laois may face replay with Armagh following seven-sub blunder
Laois may have to replay their first-round Qualifier win over Armagh after it emerged that they used seven substitutes on Saturday.
The introduction of Shane Murphy for the black-carded Brendan Quigley, with less than a minute of injury-time remaining, was the seventh substitute introduced, and the GAA’s Central Competition Controls Committee (CCCC) were tonight investigating.
The potential anomaly, on top of the Cavan/Tyrone Ulster semi-final replay, has delayed the release of the Round 2A Qualifier fixtures.
Laois scored a point from Ross Munnelly while Murphy was on the field to win by three points, 1-10 to 0-10. At the time of Murphy’s introduction, Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney could be seen protesting to officials.
The GAA’s rule 6.44 b (ii) states that a team which exceeds the number of substitutes allowed can forfeit a game, be forced to play a replay or be fined, depending on the circumstances. In this case a replay is thought most likely.