GAA ’s CCCC to meet again on Thursday to review quarter-final melee
GAA seek clarification from match referee Coldrick on a number of issues in his match report on Armagh/Galway clash
ByProposed sanctions arising from the All-Ireland football quarter-final brawl between Galway and Armagh are unlikely to be delivered until Thursday at the earliest.A further meeting of the CCCC will take place, most likely on Thursday, which will take into account Coldrick’s response and allow for the committee to issue any proposed suspensions or sanctions.
Meanwhile, the wait will go on for Armagh panellist Tiernan Kelly who is expected to be hit with a proposed ban by the CCCC after being caught on camera making contact with the eye area of Galway’s Damien Comer during the fracas.“He deserves some credit for that but what he did, unfortunately, whether it was in the heat of the moment or not, was indefensible.”
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GAA: Galway’s Seán Kelly set to be cleared for All-Ireland semi-final against DerrySeán Kelly looks set to be cleared to play the All-Ireland semi-final against Derry despite picking up a red card after the melee in Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final. KeysColm Only fair. Given Armagh’s disgraceful conduct in this years Championship isn’t it about time the GAA kicked them out of it for 2 years? KeysColm This was a disgraceful decision by the officials. They picked out two innocents rather than the real culprits. Lazy officiating. Who came up with the idea to send these two off? Was a suit in the stands? It would have been fairer to leave it and look at video later. KeysColm Rightly so, he did nothing. Hopefully the Galway players will not feign injury against Derry as they did against Armagh. Rolling around and time wasting was very poor and almost cost them.
Armagh star could be in hot water for actions in brawl against GalwayArmagh's Tiernan Kelly could be in hot water after what appears to have been an eye gouge on Galway star Damien Comer.
Penalty drama, Croke Park brawl, Galway's strong form and plenty to consider for KerryTalking points from a huge day of All-Ireland football quarter-final action
James Horan steps down as Mayo manager following defeat to KerryJames Horan has stepped down as Mayo football manager in the wake of Sunday's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kerry. So sorry to see him go. He’s turned Mayo around from the doldrums & made them a top tier team on two occasions. Well done & pity they didn’t land an AI He gave it everything just never had the forwards
James Horan steps down as Mayo manager following defeat to KerryJames Horan has stepped down as Mayo football manager in the wake of Sunday's All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kerry.
'It's a disgrace that Armagh are out of the championship based on five penalties'Seán Cavanagh said it was ‘unacceptable’ to use penalty shootouts to determine a winner in an All-Ireland quarter-final. If they had of won I bet he wouldn't be saying the same thing.
Committee have written to referee Coldrick seeking clarifications on a number of issues in his match report on Armagh/Galway clash Expand Damien Comer finds himself in the eye of the storm during a melee in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final win over Armagh at Croke Park.T he Galway captain and Aidan Nugent, one of Armagh’s joint-captains, were singled out by referee David Coldrick and red-carded when the players re-emerged for extra-time.Armagh's Tiernan Kelly could be in hot water after what appears to have been an eye gouge on Galway star Damien Comer.Galway's Owen Gallagher and Kieran Molloy celebrate after their win.
Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho By Paul Keane Tue Jun 28 2022 - 21:02 Proposed sanctions arising from the All-Ireland football quarter-final brawl between Galway and Armagh are unlikely to be delivered until Thursday at the earliest. The GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee met on Tuesday afternoon as planned to begin its investigation into the ugly scenes that marred Galway’s dramatic penalty shoot-out win at Croke Park. But there may be acknowledgement that they were identified in error and that would lay out a strong case for any proposed suspension to be overturned. It’s understood the CCCC considered the contents of referee David Coldrick’s match report and have written to the Meath man seeking clarification on a number of issues. 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. A further meeting of the CCCC will take place, most likely on Thursday, which will take into account Coldrick’s response and allow for the committee to issue any proposed suspensions or sanctions. The GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) is expected to convene today to establish what additional penalties are merited but with disciplinary cases taken against Stefan Campbell and Nugent falling down in April at a Central Appeals Committee (CAC) meeting because there were no specifics around what they did to ‘contribute to a melee,’ the options may be narrow to the CCCC. Galway captain Sean Kelly was shown a straight red card by Coldrick, along with Armagh’s Aidan Nugent, following the melee and, as such, would miss Saturday week’s All-Ireland semi-final against Derry due to the accompanying one-match ban. Padraic Joyce said afterwards his team had been regularly practising penalties all season and that shone through.
Galway are expected to request a Central Hearings Committee meeting upon receipt of the proposed suspension. Meanwhile, there are no plans to assign dressing-rooms to opponents on either side of Croke Park in the wake of Sunday’s game, despite calls to do so. “I didn’t see it, honest to God, I was on the far side of the pitch. Meanwhile, the wait will go on for Armagh panellist Tiernan Kelly who is expected to be hit with a proposed ban by the CCCC after being caught on camera making contact with the eye area of Galway’s Damien Comer during the fracas. Speaking on the Second Captains podcast, All-Ireland winning Armagh forward Oisín McConville said Kelly, who started all of the Orchard County’s Allianz League games this season before being sidelined for the majority of the championship through injury, has “made contact with Galway” and offered an apology. “In my time as GAA president I made a huge effort to clear the sidelines, I had it down to one manager and one runner on the sideline. “I still worry for him as a young lad,” said McConville. “We can’t focus on something when we don’t know what’s going to happen,” added Joyce. “I know what’s happened since, he’s done everything that’s expected of him, he’s made contact with Galway, he’s devastated, all of those things but, again, I’m not excusing it. “I really think we have to get to grips with this situation. The inevitable debate of the merits of using penalties to decide a game will ensue, but given the condensed nature of the season the GAA have little alternative.
There’s absolutely no excusing it, but I think his reaction is the right reaction rather than burying his head in the sand. “He deserves some credit for that but what he did, unfortunately, whether it was in the heat of the moment or not, was indefensible.” GAA Newsletter Exclusives from under the skin of the GAA, from Ireland’s largest and best GAA team; Brolly, Mullane, Hogan and Ó Sé, to name but a few.” Joyce said he condemned the ugly scenes and also claimed that Shane Walsh was ‘targeted all day long’ by Armagh players.” Kelly returned 0-7 during Armagh’s Division One campaign and only failed to score in one game, against Mayo. His club, Clann Éireann, issued a statement on their Facebook page and referenced what they believe to be the “vilification” of the young forward. “The vilification of Tiernan on social media over the last few days has been both unjust and unfair,” read the statement. 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. An apparent eye-gouge on Damien Comer by a member of the Armagh set-up that was caught on camera will surely see retrospective punishment handed out to the guilty individual.
“Tiernan has been, and always will be, a great ambassador for our club.” It concluded that the GAA’s disciplinary process should be allowed to run its course and that people should “let this process take place before making judgement”. Three-time All-Ireland winning Tyrone forward Owen Mulligan appealed for calm among social media users in particular. “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. “I really think we need to be careful here,” said Mulligan. “I’ve heard he has come out and apologised to the Galway set-up and to Damien Comer which is a step in the right direction and must count for something. But then trial by social media is a very poor way to go.
Let’s remember that thankfully nobody was seriously hurt, this lad knows he’s done wrong, he probably feels awful so we should think twice before hanging him out to dry publicly. It’s not a nice part.” Speaking to Paddy Power, Mulligan also made claims of a “northern bias”. “Let’s call a spade a space, this isn’t the first eye-gouge that we’ve seen in the GAA but have you ever seen such a fuss being made?” said Mulligan. “This is 100% northern bias, I’m telling you now, just have a look and read a lot of the Tweets and it’s all ‘typical northies’, ‘what do you expect from an Ulster team?’” “I’m not for one second saying Armagh are angels, because they clearly are not, sure they’ve had plenty of incidents already this year and they’ve always been hard men who want to stick up for each other. I wouldn’t want to see it. “The lad absolutely did wrong but there have been higher profile players who have got away with this. This was as expected a stiffer test than what they had encountered to date this season.
Where was the uproar from An Taoiseach and the phone-ins for these incidents? It’s been blown totally out of proportion.” .