Dublin and Armagh have until Monday to challenge CCCC fines

County boards believed to be weighing up options after fines for Davey Byrne incident

Dublin’s Davey Byrne returned to training this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin’s Davey Byrne returned to training this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 

The Armagh and Dublin county boards have until Monday to challenge the proposed fines handed down to them by the Central Competitions Control Committee for the incident which left Dublin’s Davey Byrne with serious facial injuries.

Byrne broke his nose and sustained other facial injuries which required hospital treatment following an incident between himself and an Armagh player, before a behind-closed-doors challenge game earlier this month.

Dublin had initially sought to deal with the issue independently, with manager Jim Gavin telling reporters that the two parties had “had a frank discussion” after the game, and as far as they were concerned the issue was closed.

Nonetheless Gavin’s concession during an interview with Off The Ball, that an incident had occurred and that a DVD of the game did exist, led to the GAA opening up an investigation. The results of that came to light on Wednesday night with fines for both counties being proposed.

It’s believed that the DVD of the match did not contain any footage of the incident which is said to have drawn in a number of players from both sides – all before the challenge match actually threw in.

Each county has three working days to call for a hearing and challenge that proposal, but it remains unclear which course of action either will take. The GAA are unable to comment on proceedings until they are concluded and a figure for the fines imposed remains unconfirmed.

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