Glen have lodged an objection to the finale of Sunday’s All-Ireland Club final

GLEN have lodged an objection to their defeat to Kilmacud Crokes in Sunday’s All Ireland Club final.

In a statement, sent to Gaelic Life, Glen confirm their objection was submitted to Croke Park at 11pm on Tuesday night.

“Watty Graham’s GAC will lodge an objection to the CCCC in relation to the outcome of last Sunday’s All-Ireland club final,” the statement outlined.

Their objection comes after the Dublin champions had 17 players on the pitch during the last play of the game, with all but one camped in their defensive zone.

The speculation over a replay has dominated the column inches and airwaves in the days since Sunday’s final.

The Watties lost 1-11 to 1-9 in a dramatic finale that saw Conor Glass having a late snapshot saved by goalkeeper Conor Ferris.

In the next play, the last one of the game, Kilmacud Crokes’ players Dara Mullin and Paul Mannion, both replaced in the fourth minute of stoppage time, were still on the pitch when Glen launched a late 45 into the goalmouth in a bid to save the game.

Mannion was inside the sideline and footage shows Dara Mullin on the goalline when the ball arrived in the Kilmacud square, before Conleth McGuckian’s last shot whizzed wide with Derek O’Mahoney sounded his final whistle seconds later.

Speaking to Gaelic Life on Sunday night, Glen Chairman Barry Slowey said the club would seek clarification and study footage from the game.

“We will be seeking clarification from the GAA and check all facts before we make any decision on the way forward and it will be a joint decision between the club and the management.”

The penalty for breach of Rule 6.44 (b) (1) – where a team exceeds 15 players – from the GAA Official Guide is:

On a proven Objection – Award of Game to the Opposing Team, or Replay, or Fine, depending on the circumstances.

On an Inquiry by the Committee-in-Charge – Forfeiture of Game without Award of Game to the Opposing Team, or Replay, or Fine, depending on the circumstances

When contacted, the GAA stated that it would take an objection from Glen – by 3.30 on Wednesday, three days after the Sunday’s throw-in – to begin any investigation.

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