Glen set for Croke Park meeting in relation to All-Ireland final objection

By Michael McMullan

GLEN will attend a meeting on Monday night with Croke Park official as the fallout of their All-Ireland final defeat to Kilmacud Crokes continues.

The Derry and Ulster champions lost 1-11 to 1-9 in the All-Ireland final eight days ago.

Glen lodged an objection, last Tuesday night, centred around the closing stages of the game that saw the Crokes have 17 players on the field of play as Danny Tallon stood over a stoppage time 45, their last chance to work a goal to save the game.

The objection was met with a counter-objection from Kilmacud Crokes who are also set to meet with GAA officials tonight.

Having more than 15 players on the field is in breach of Rule 6.44(b)(i) in the GAA’s Official Guide.

Any breach can lead to a fine, a replay or the game being awarded to the opposing team “depending on the circumstances.”

Should a replay be the option offered, it will need to be fitted in around congested county season that began last weekend.

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 the weekend of February 11/12.

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