Biting allegation not in referee's report


ULSTER GAA President Martin McAviney has confirmed that Joe McQuillan's referee's report from last weekend's Crossmaglen and Cargin game did not include anything about a biting incident.

Cargin manager John Brennan claimed after the match that midfielder Michael McCann had been bitten during the second half, with the player himself also telling the Irish News likewise.

In the same interview, McCann also claimed that he informed McQuillan of the incident during the match.

Despite that, the Cavan official did not make any mention of it when submitting his report to Ulster GAA.

“The referee's report is in and it's not in the referee's report,” McAviney confirmed.

“The referee's report in its entirety will be dealt with at our next CCC meeting, (to be held) a couple of days after the next round of matches.”

As that meeting is due to take place after the Crossmaglen and Kilcoo semi-final next Sunday, the Armagh club will not have to worry about any potential disciplinary action, unless some new evidence comes to light.

There's also growing speculation within the Orchard county that Jamie Clarke may yet be added to the Cross squad for that game with the Magpies. Clarke hasn't played a championship match since their first-round Armagh win over Granemore back in May, and wasn't with the panel for the Cargin game, but the door is believed to be still open for a return ahead of the game.


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