THE GAA’s CCCC have called for a All-Ireland Club final between Glen and Kilmacud Crokes after upholding Glen’s objection.
The decision comes the day after both clubs met with Croke Park officials to discuss the fallout after the Crokes’ 1-11 to 1-9 win that saw 17 Crokes players remain on the field of play during Glen’s last attack to engineer a game-saving goal.
Glen lodged an objection with Kilmacud responding with counter objection leading to Monday’s meeting to discuss the situation.
The GAA issued the following statement in their official website:
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 Riail6.44 (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.
Any breach of rule 6.44(b)(i) can lead to a fine, a replay or the game being awarded to the opposing team “depending on the circumstances.”
The replay will need to be fitted in around congested county season that began last weekend. The GAA won’t be looking at any dates at this part of the process.
Glen duo Conor Glass – Derry’s new captain – and Ethan Doherty played in the Oakleafers’ win over Limerick with Conleth McGuckian listed on the matchday panel after being called up by manager Rory Gallagher.
There is another round of league games this weekend before a break on February 11/12, the weekend of Glen player Emmett Bradley’s wedding. The next break in the NFL calendar is March 11/12.
It’s understood a group of Kilmacud players – including Shane Walsh – are currently on holiday in Australia.
The Crokes have three days to contest the decision to the Central Hearings Committee with the Disputes Resolution Authority as a final avenue of appeal.