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Armagh players to learn their fate at Croke Park tonight

Three Armagh players slapped with a one-match ban will learn their fate when their appeals are heard at Croke Park tonight.

Armagh V Cavan pre-match brawl

Andy Mallon, Kieran Toner and Brendan Donaghy were all given a ban for their part in the pre-match bust up in the Ulster Championship quarter-final clash with Cavan almost two weeks ago.

Failure to overturn the bans will be a massive blow to manager Paul Grimley as he prepares his side for next Saturday’s Ulster Semi-Final with reigning champions Monaghan in Clones.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Grimley said: “We will be putting what we feel is a strong case tonight and obviously the hope is that the bans can be rescinded. It’s important that the whole focus remains on our match against Monaghan whatever happens.”

The two counties last met in the 2010 Ulster Championship quarter-final with Mongahan running out convincing winners with a 12-point victory.

The Orchard men will go into this contest as underdogs but odds will surely lengthen should the bans remain in place.

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