Wednesday 16 October 2019

Alleged stamp by Armagh's Sheridan set to be reviewed

Armagh's Stephen Sheridan. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Armagh's Stephen Sheridan. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile Sportsdesk

The Central Competitions Controls Committee (CCCC) looks set to investigate an incident caught on camera during Saturday's Allianz Division 2 league clash where Armagh's Stephen Sheridan appeared to stamp on Donegal's Eoin Bán Gallagher as the defender lay on the ground.

The incident was not seen by referee Martin McNally but footage clearly showed contact. Stamping is a Category Four offence and carries a two-match penalty.

The CCCC may look at other incidents in a game where two players, Donegal's Jason McGee and Armagh's James Morgan, were red-carded after an altercation involving a number of players.

Armagh assistant manager Jim McCorry, who was standing in for the Kieran McGeeney, who has been suspended for four weeks because of a verbal altercation with a linesman during their game with Clare in Newry, suggested afterwards that Morgan was acting as a "peacemaker" and they will look at challenging the decision.

McCorry also questioned the number of frees and yellow cards dished out by McNally against his team.

Armagh's loss leaves them with only a very faint chance of promotion with games against Fermanagh and Cork to come.

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