KILMACUD CROKES ARE SET to appeal the GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee’s (CCCC) ruling that the 2023 All-Ireland club senior football final should be replayed.
It was announced this week that the final between Crokes and Glen was set for a rematch, but Crokes are set to take their appeal to the (DRA) Disputes Resolution Authority.
Crokes won the first game 1-11 to 1-9 on Sunday, January 22, but the game was marred by controversy near fulltime.
Evidence appeared that the Stillorgan club had 16 active players, one more than the allowed amount during the final play of the game.
With Glen looking to score in the dying seconds in the Croke Park final on 22 January, Kilmacud made two substitutions, but video showed Dara Mullin, one of the players substituted off, defending his goal line as Glen prepared to take a 45.
And 17 Kilmacud players appeared on the pitch during the last play as Paul Mannion slowly walked towards the dugout area after being substituted.
Crokes went onto to lift the Andy Merrigan Cup, but the aftermath of the game has been dominated by debate over a replay going ahead.
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The GAA's CCC on Tuesday said that the replay would go ahead, but no date has been arranged for the final between the sides.
It's been reported today that Crokes are to challenge the ruling and have until Friday to lodge their appeal to the Central Appeals Committee (CAC).
Eamon McGee, a former All-Ireland winner with Donegal was interviewed on RTÉ's Morning Ireland on Wendsday and said, "I don't think the game will be played at all. I don't know is the appetite there in Kilmacud to play the game," he added.
"The GAA loves its technicalities so if Kilmacud go down the appeal route, there's bound to be some technicality they can get off on, start the appeal and delay.
"The longer it goes on, the less appetite both teams will have. But I personally don't see any game being played. Kilmacud, the rumours are going that they're just going to say to Glen, 'Just take the cup with you, we've won it on the field' so we'll see how it pans out."