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Paddy Power set date for controversial Kilmacud v Glen final replay before GAA's decision

Glen v Kilmacud Crokes all Ireland club football final. Glen's Alex Doherty and Kilmacud's Theo Clancy. Picture Mark Marlow.
Allan Preston

BETTING website Paddy Power has declared a date for a controversial All Ireland rematch before any official announcement from the GAA.

Earlier this month, there was outrage at the All Ireland Club Football Final between Kilmacud Crokes and Glen.

Although Glen lost 1-11 to 1-9, video footage showed that Kilmacud appeared to have 16 players on the pitch to bolster their defence as Glen attempted to steal the game in the final moments.

Glen lodged an official objection to the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC), with Kilmacud having since filed a counter-objection to the protest.

With pressure on the GAA to set things straight, Paddy Power has now listed the rematch for February 11 and is offering odds of 8/15 for a Kilmacud win, 7/1 for a draw and 2/1 for a Glen victory.

It is reported the CCCC were due to consider the matter on Saturday, but no formal decision has been announced.

The potential outcomes would be awarding the game to Glen, to replay the match or to issue a fine.

It has been reported that a replay would have been likely had Kilmacud not launched the counter-objection.

It was also suggested that Kilmacud will claim they did not have enough time to make substitutions during the pressurised end to the final.

The GAA has been contacted for a response.

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