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Leinster CCC to probe bite claims

LEINSTER Council's CCC meeting last night ended with the provincial body deciding to establish a six-man sub-committee charged with investigating fully the contents of referee David Gough's report into Sunday's O'Byrne Cup clash between DCU and Dublin and allegations of a biting incident.

The committee came together after last night's unscheduled meeting and are now set to make enquires with both Dublin and DCU as to whether video footage exists of the match.

They may also seek statement from the player who made the initial claim.

Leinster Council are expecting the committee to report back with their full findings at some point next week, although it remains unlikely that any Dublin player will be charged without the testimony of DCU players or management.

TYRONE destroyed Armagh in Omagh last night with a 24-point hammering (5-16 to 0-7) to ease into the semi-finals of this year's Dr McKenna Cup.

PJ Lavery (2), Peter Harte (penalty), Matthew Donnelly and Ciarán McGinley were goal scorers for Mickey Harte's team, who now face Derry in the last four in Omagh.

The Oakleaf County secured top billing in Group B with a six-point win over St Mary's, although there is no spot in the final four for Donegal, despite their 12-point win over Queen's.

Ryan Rafferty's hat-trick for the college meant Jim McGuinness' men finished with an inferior scoring difference to Monaghan, who hammered Fermanagh, who now meet Cavan in the other semi-final.