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Sligo At Risk Of Being Thrown Out Of Football Championship

Sligo could be at risk of being thrown out of the football championship as a result of a substitution misjudgment.

Although the Connacht county beat Antrim at the weekend, they could face sanction for using too many substitutes in the match.

It is likely that the game will have to be either replayed or else Sligo could be facing a fine or expulsion from the championship, according to the Central Competitions Control Committee rule book.

The whole situation is dependent on the referees pending match report.

Sligo did use seven subs in the qualifier win, with the last of those, Peter Laffey, being introduced in the fifth minute of added time at the end of the second half.

Including blood subs, teams are only permitted to make seven substitutes. However, if a blood sub finishes the game, his introduction then counts as a full substitution.

Last year there was a similar case, when Laois were forced to replay their qualifier tie with Armagh after using seven subs.

Sligo were matched up against Meath this morning in the round 2A qualifiers draw, but that fixture is now unlikely to go ahead as planned as we await the result of the referee’s report.

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