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The Public Opinion On The Christy Ring Cup Final Debacle Is Almost Unanimous

Meath lifted the Christy Ring Cup on Saturday in Croke Park, but will they have to play for it again?

The Christy Ring Cup final on Saturday evening was shrouded in controversy. Meath ran out one point winners, but it soon became apparent there was an error in the scoring, and the match ended level.

Since then, there has been much debate as to what will happen next.

On the Sunday Game, Anthony Daly forwarded the notion of promoting both teams to the Liam McCarthy Cup next season. However, this was ruled out this morning by GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl.

Brian Barry of Pundit Arena wrote yesterday that despite the obvious injustice, not allowing the result to stand may open a procedural can of worms for the GAA, and the result must stand in the interest of consistency.

The third option is to render Saturday’s result void, and replay the game.

We asked you, the Pundit Arena community to share your thoughts, and the result was unanimous.

Some 83% of you feel that the result should be overturned or disregarded, while 17% agree with Brian Barry’s article.

The Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) are meeting today to discuss the issue.

Whatever happens, it is likely that there will be more controversy, and not all parties will be satisfied.

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Author: The PA Team

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