Armagh's Tiernan Kelly could be in hot water after what appears to have been an eye gouge on Galway star Damien Comer.
Plenty of fallout following the All Ireland SFC quarter-final
Armagh's Tiernan Kelly could be in hot water after what appears to have been an eye gouge on Galway star Damien Comer.26 June 2022; Aaron McKay of Armagh in action against Robert Finnerty of Galway.Galway and Armagh's high-tension All-Ireland quarter final clash was derailed today, as an enormous chaotic fight broke out amongst some players on the pitch at Croke Park.Galway's Shane Walsh with James Morgan of Armagh.
The All-Ireland quarter-final tie descended into chaos when a melee broke out after the sides finished level in normal time.Galway captain Sean Kelly was shown a straight red card for his part in the dust-up – ruling him out of their All-Ireland semi-final against Derry on July 9..READ MORE:What makes Mick Fitzsimons tick as he bids for a record ninth All-Ireland SFC title Armagh’s Aidan Nugent also saw red, though extended panel member Kelly, whose fingers appeared to make contact with Comer’s eye in a separate incident wasn’t punished..Galway boss Padraic Joyce arrived on the scene and attempted to break things up, though said he didn’t see the Comer incident.“Sure that’ll be dealt with,” said Joyce.It was rough rustic on Turbitt considering his 1-1 off the bench was a major reason Armagh went this far.
“I didn’t see it, honest to God, I was on the far side of the pitch." "We should be here praising a great game.“I came over, I saw scuffles going on, I tried to pull our lads away and that was all I done.” Galway could yet be targeted with retrospective punishment if disciplinary chiefs feel they have cases to answer.“We can’t focus on something when we don’t know what’s going to happen,” added Joyce.This is terrible," he said.“All I know is that we’re playing Derry on Saturday week so we’ll get everybody right for that.Aidan Nugent and Conor Turbitt struck late goals, before Rian O’Neill’s stunning long-range equalising free sent the game to extra-time.
“As of now, everybody is available bar Sean Kelly but we will look at that as well.” Joyce said he condemned the ugly scenes and also claimed that Shane Walsh was ‘targeted all day long’ by Armagh players.It's disgraceful, and scandalous! Shame on all involved! We should be talking about a great game of football!" Meanwhile former All-star Armagh sporting icon Oisin McConville, who was also on the pundit panel, said the actions were "unsavoury.Greg McCabe was sent off earlier in the game for a huge hit on Matthew Tierney.It’s the third high-profile melee that Armagh have been involved in this year.Orchard players clashed with Tyrone and later Donegal in the league, prompting ex-attacker Steven McDonnell to suggest their players should ‘stand back from those types of incidents’ in future and keep their heads.It's disgusting.Even though they were restored to the full 15, Armagh looked like they were running out of legs.
Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney said: “It’s not something you want to see.I suppose this year that’s two of them we have sort of been in, it’s unfortunate.“But I always think, like, those things shouldn’t happen, they definitely shouldn’t, but there are a few simple things we could do to stop it." Social media has been awash with criticism for the fighting.“They shouldn’t be going in together at half-time.I know how it started and once it starts it can get out of control.Ultimately it was Galway who prevailed in the shoot-out.
It’s not a nice part.It's not rocket science," suggested another...I wouldn’t want to see it.” Asked if the players need to assume more responsibility for their actions, McGeeney retorted: “What happens if somebody pushes you? Do you push back?” READ NEXT: Get the latest sports headlines straight to your inbox by signing up for free email alerts.The Orchard County had space to pick out Rian O’Neill at full-forward.
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Pat Spillane reacts as Galway vs Armagh match descends into brutal fightingAs the match drew to full time, a fight broke out among the players on both teams, with shocking scenes of scrapping and even accusations of eye gouging
Galway beat Armagh on penalties after incredible All-Ireland quarter-finalGalway beat Armagh on penalties after incredible All-Ireland quarter-final. thejournal_ie Great match I do agree with my ole school teacher pat Spillane shoulda been a replay not penalties