Armagh review decision to appeal

Updated: February 21, 2012

Armagh may withdraw their appeal against a €5,000 fine imposed by the Central Competition Controls Committee.

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The Ulster club were hit with fine after they were involved in a brawl with Cork at the start of the league season.

However, Monaghan also appealed against a €5,000 fine and were punished instead by losing home advantage for their upcoming match with Louth.

Armagh are due to play Mayo at home in the next match and match day expenses could cost the county more than €5,000.

Armagh secretary Paddy Og Nugent said: “We have requested a hearing, but after what happened Monaghan we will be talking about it. I hope the request can be withdrawn.

“If we had to go to Mayo, we’d be talking about accommodation, travel, more meals and much bigger expense than we reckoned on, far in excess of €5,000. I’m not saying that is going to happen but you have to look at Monaghan and consider the risk.

“On top of that there is 10 percent lost on the gate and with a newly revamped ground we want as many games played here as possible.”

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