Armagh to review Rian O’Neill red card incident before considering appeal as Kieran McGeeney laments missed opportunities

Armagh will study footage of Rian O’Neill’s controversial red card before deciding whether to appeal his sending off against Tyrone in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC clash in Omagh.

The Red Hands claimed a deserved 0-13 to 0-11 victory over their Ulster rivals to end a run of four Championship games without a win.

However, the main talking point of the game was the straight red card issued by referee Martin McNally to O’Neill after an off-the-ball clash with Tyrone defender Cormac Quinn just before the half hour mark.

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Speaking to reporters after the match, Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney said he had not seen replays of the incident at the time, but had spoken to O’Neill to get his version.

“Rian says someone knocked him down by the shirt,” McGeeney said.

“He tried to get up three or four times and someone got the shirt. I haven’t seen any TV footage of it, but I’m sure we’ll get a fair hearing.”

Asked if Armagh will appeal the decision to try to clear their joint captain to face Galway in the third round tie in a fortnight’s time, McGeeney stressed that they will examine the footage before making a final decision.