Armagh's McKeever and Mackin get one-match suspensions

There were scuffles between Armagh and Cork players
There were scuffles between Armagh and Cork players during the National League match at the Athletic Grounds

Armagh players Ciaran McKeever and Malachy Mackin will miss the 3 March National League match against Mayo after picking up suspensions.

GAA chiefs banned the Orchard County duo for one match each for their part in a melee during the first half of the Division One match with Cork.

A number of players got involved in a brief bout of pushing and shoving.

Armagh and Cork have been fined €5,000 each by the Central Competitions Control Committee.

The punishments have been seen as part of a crackdown on indiscipline by the GAA authorities.

The loss of McKeever and Mackin is a blow to Armaggh as they attempt to build on an encouraging start to their top flight campaign.

They drew against 2011 champions Cork and then beat Kerry in Tralee.

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