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Armagh set to earn All-Ireland replay as a result of Laois' seven subs

Speculation is mounting that Armagh will be awarded with a replay of Saturday's All-Ireland qualifier after Laois made seven substitutions during the fixture which the Leinster side won 1-10 to 0-10
Neil Loughran

SPECULATION is mounting that Armagh are set to be awarded a replay against Laois after the Leinster side made seven substitutions, one more than the permitted six, in Saturday's All-Ireland Qualifier win over the Orchardmen.

With an official announcement expected imminently, it remains to be seen whether Laois will, as expected, appeal the decision, or if Armagh will accept the ruling in the first place.

Laois has used their allotted six substitutions by the 70th minute but boss Mick Lillis then introduced Shane Murphy as a replacement for Brendan Quigley, who received a black card, in the third minute of stoppage time.

While a team can use temporary substitutions for blood injuries it is understood Laois did not make any blood substitutions and appear to have infringed the rules.

Laois did not make any 'blood' substitutions and appear to have infringed the rules.

The GAA rulebook states that a team found to have exceeded the number of substitutions permitted could either forfeit the game, replay the game, or be fined, 'depending on the circumstances'.

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