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Dublin Could Be Facing A Fine After All-Ireland Final Draw

replay GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/9/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin and Mayo players take to the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Dublin and Mayo played out an enthralling draw on Sunday to bring the All-Ireland football final to a replay. The two counties will have to do it all over again on Saturday week, as the Dubs look for their first two-in-a-row since 1977, while Mayo are seeking to end a 65 year wait.

On Sunday evening, reports emerged of a bust-up in the tunnel before the game, with rumours that Aidan O’Shea and Kevin McManamon were swinging at each other.

The Connacht side are believed to have been waiting for the Dubs to emerge, and therefore the Boys in Blue were delayed before arriving on the field of play. The reigning champions were due to land out onto the pitch at 2:56, but did not emerge until 3:02.

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/9/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's Bernard Brogan runs out onto the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The CCCC could now investigate the matter, with a potential fine en route for the Dubs.

While this is a blow, it will not impact Jim Gavin and his side, as they will be fully focused on getting things right ahead of the replay, as they look to devise a new plan to counteract the resolute Mayo defence.

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Hat-tip to Hoganstand.

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