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Glen launch appeal to the CCCC - what happens next?

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The GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee has started the process of dealing with an objection from Glen against the awarding of last Sunday's All-Ireland senior club football final to Kilmacud Crokes.The Dublin club won the final by two points, 1-11 to 1-09, but the outcome has now been challenged after the Dublin side had 17 players on the pitch as Glen took a ’45 in injury time.Paul Mannion and Dara Mullin had been substituted, with Tom Fox and Conor Casey both coming on.Mannion was at the side of the pitch about to come off when the ’45 was taken, while Mullin remained on the goal line.Glen’s subsequent attack went wide, but the club asked the CCCC to provide clarification on the matter.The club was instructed that under official rule, 6.44b(I) an investigation could only be launched if Glen officially submitted an objection.That objection duly came late last night following a meeting of Glen’s players and the process of investigation has begun.What happens next?The GAA forwarded Glen’s objection to Kilmacud this morning.

The Stillorgan-based club now have the right to counter object and have up to three days to do so, with the deadline arriving on 11am on Saturday.Kilmacud can also choose to proactively inform the CCCC that they won’t be counter objecting.If there is no objection this then allows the CCCC to schedule a hearing on the matter.The third option available to Crokes is to submit a written admission that they had 16/17 players on the field as alleged in the objection by Glen.If Kilmacud Crokes counter object or don’t submit a written admission, a hearing will be held by the CCCC.When this takes place depends on what course of action Crokes decide upon, and when they choose to respond.It is

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