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Armagh media ban continues as press briefing cancelled at last minute

This afternoon’s event in Dundalk won’t now take place, it was announced earlier today.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

JUST WHEN IT looked like Armagh’s media ban had been lifted, they have postponed a press briefing scheduled for this afternoon.

The Orchard County haven’t spoken to the majority of the media since the Ulster quarter-final win over Cavan in June, when they felt a brawl which took place was reported on unfairly.

It appeared the ban was about to end when an event featuring assistant manager Peter McDonnell and captain Ciaran McKeever was planned for 1pm today at Carrickdale Hotel in Dundalk.

However, at 10am this morning, Armagh issued a statement announcing that it had been cancelled.

“Today’s scheduled media activity involving members of the Armagh Senior Football Team and Management has been postponed.

“The GAA at Central Level is endeavouring to ensure that Armagh players and management figures will be available for interview at Croke Park this weekend before and after the county’s All-Ireland quarter-final meeting with Donegal.”

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