Tuesday 17 September 2019

Ulster to investigate ill-discipline

Both teams finished the provincial clash with 13 players. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Both teams finished the provincial clash with 13 players. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Orla Bannon

The Ulster Council is set to investigate last Saturday night's ill-disciplined club quarter-final between Coalisland and Crossmaglen Rangers.

Both teams finished the provincial clash with 13 players, while a steward was also knocked over in the Athletic Grounds.

However it is the scale of sledging that occurred which will be scrutinised most.

Coalisland's Eoghan Hampsey picked up a straight red card for what's believed to have been dissent while team-mate Brian Toner plus Cross pair Callum Cumiskey and Johnny Hanratty were sent off for reckless second yellow card offences.

However, there were numerous sledging incidents easily heard by some spectators in the 7,637 crowd in Armagh with Monaghan referee Martin McNally, his umpires and linesmen also subjected to repeated verbals during the dour battle, won by Crossmaglen by three points.

The referee's report was due to be submitted and discussed at last night's scheduled Ulster Council meeting.

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