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Armagh and Sligo stars set to miss league games as bans are upheld

The pair were sent off during their respective National Football League clashes last weekend.

Sligo's Pat Hughes (left) and Jamie Clarke are both handed one-match suspensions by the GAA for their dismissals last weekend.
Sligo's Pat Hughes (left) and Jamie Clarke are both handed one-match suspensions by the GAA for their dismissals last weekend.

THE GAA HAVE upheld one-match suspensions for Armagh’s Jamie Clarke and Sligo’s Pat Hughes for separate incidents during last weekend’s Allianz National Football League second round.

Sligo were beaten hosts as Down snatched a late two-point victory at Connolly Park last Sunday afternoon.

Hughes was Sligo’s top scorer on the day and it appeared his efforts had guided Paul Taylor’s side to victory when he was dismissed in the 68th minute for a high challenge.

But an injury-time goal condemned them to their second defeat of the campaign.

The Central Hearings Committee today confirmed the ban which will see Hughes absent for their Division 3 clash with Laois this weekend.

Pat Hughes Sligo forward, Pat Hughes. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Jamie Clarke, meanwhile, will be unavailable for Armagh’s Division 2 match against Meath on Sunday.

The forward was sent off before half time during the his side’s draw with Clare last weekend after an apparent elbow on marker, Kevin Hartnett.

Suspensions have been upheld for the pair, who now both have the option to appeal before the GAA’s Appeals Committee.

Following a tough Six Nations opening defeat to England, Joe Schmidt will look to regroup against a dangerous Scotland side. This week, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey are joined by Bernard Jackman to assess the damage of last weekend and look ahead to the clash in Murrayfield:


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