Armagh handed qualifier lifeline over Laois subs

Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody makes a high catch above Armagh's Niall Grimley
Armagh suffered a three-point defeat at the hands of Laois in Portlaois

Armagh are set to replay their All-Ireland qualifier Round 1A game after Laois were found to have used too many substitutes in their victory over the Orchard County on Saturday.

The tie will be played on Saturday 2 July at 15:00 BST in Portlaoise.

Laois brought on seven replacements at O'Moore Park, one more than permitted.

The Central Competitions Control Committee released a statement on Tuesday night, adding that Laois had accepted the proposal.

Shane Murphy came on as the seventh substitute in added time as Laois took a 1-10 to 0-10 win in Portlaoise.

Conor Meredith scored the decisive goal and Laois were subsequently drawn to face Clare in the second round of the qualifiers.

However, Murphy's introduction as a black card sub for Brendan Quigley could prove costly for the Leinster side if Armagh were to triumph in the re-playing of the game.

Saturday 2 July

Round 1A All-Ireland SFC qualifier refixture

Laois v Armagh, 15:00 BST, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise

Round 2A

Sligo v Leitrim, 18:00 BST, Markievicz Park, Sligo

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July

Round 2A

Clare v Laois/Armagh, Cusack Park, Ennis, Time tbc.

Derry v Dublin/Meath, Details tbc.

Cavan or Tyrone v Carlow, Details tbc.

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