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Seating substitutes in stands questioned

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By Brendan O’Brien
THE merits of seating substitutes in stands and not designated dugouts has again been questioned after Sunday’s disturbing scenes in Omagh.

The matter was addressed at Croke Park last year after the Ulster final replay between Tyrone and Armagh when gardaí had to enter the Hogan Stand to calm fans after the dismissals of Peter Canavan and Ciaran McKeever.

Provisions were subsequently put in place to ensure that substitutes would not be surrounded by opposing fans during matches at HQ.

But such measures are impossible at all other grounds as tickets cannot be distributed on the basis of team loyalty with such precision.

It emerged yesterday that Dublin manager Paul Caffrey apparently relocated his bench in the stand when his substitutes became the target of abuse from the home fans.

"This issue was addressed in relation to Croke Park because that is where the incidents occurred at the time," said GAA spokesman Feral McGill.

"It is important to remember that there were 16 games on the [weekend] programme and the system failed in only one of them.

"I am sure that the Tyrone county board will address their procedures and make sure that there isn’t a repeat of what we saw in Omagh again."

 

Seating substitutes in stands questioned

GAA logo

By Brendan O’Brien
THE merits of seating substitutes in stands and not designated dugouts has again been questioned after Sunday’s disturbing scenes in Omagh.

The matter was addressed at Croke Park last year after the Ulster final replay between Tyrone and Armagh when gardaí had to enter the Hogan Stand to calm fans after the dismissals of Peter Canavan and Ciaran McKeever.

Provisions were subsequently put in place to ensure that substitutes would not be surrounded by opposing fans during matches at HQ.

But such measures are impossible at all other grounds as tickets cannot be distributed on the basis of team loyalty with such precision.

It emerged yesterday that Dublin manager Paul Caffrey apparently relocated his bench in the stand when his substitutes became the target of abuse from the home fans.

"This issue was addressed in relation to Croke Park because that is where the incidents occurred at the time," said GAA spokesman Feral McGill.

"It is important to remember that there were 16 games on the [weekend] programme and the system failed in only one of them.

"I am sure that the Tyrone county board will address their procedures and make sure that there isn’t a repeat of what we saw in Omagh again."

 

Seating substitutes in stands questioned

GAA logo

By Brendan O’Brien
THE merits of seating substitutes in stands and not designated dugouts has again been questioned after Sunday’s disturbing scenes in Omagh.

The matter was addressed at Croke Park last year after the Ulster final replay between Tyrone and Armagh when gardaí had to enter the Hogan Stand to calm fans after the dismissals of Peter Canavan and Ciaran McKeever.

Provisions were subsequently put in place to ensure that substitutes would not be surrounded by opposing fans during matches at HQ.

But such measures are impossible at all other grounds as tickets cannot be distributed on the basis of team loyalty with such precision.

It emerged yesterday that Dublin manager Paul Caffrey apparently relocated his bench in the stand when his substitutes became the target of abuse from the home fans.

"This issue was addressed in relation to Croke Park because that is where the incidents occurred at the time," said GAA spokesman Feral McGill.

"It is important to remember that there were 16 games on the [weekend] programme and the system failed in only one of them.

"I am sure that the Tyrone county board will address their procedures and make sure that there isn’t a repeat of what we saw in Omagh again."

 

Seating substitutes in stands questioned

GAA logo

By Brendan O’Brien
THE merits of seating substitutes in stands and not designated dugouts has again been questioned after Sunday’s disturbing scenes in Omagh.

The matter was addressed at Croke Park last year after the Ulster final replay between Tyrone and Armagh when gardaí had to enter the Hogan Stand to calm fans after the dismissals of Peter Canavan and Ciaran McKeever.

Provisions were subsequently put in place to ensure that substitutes would not be surrounded by opposing fans during matches at HQ.

But such measures are impossible at all other grounds as tickets cannot be distributed on the basis of team loyalty with such precision.

It emerged yesterday that Dublin manager Paul Caffrey apparently relocated his bench in the stand when his substitutes became the target of abuse from the home fans.

"This issue was addressed in relation to Croke Park because that is where the incidents occurred at the time," said GAA spokesman Feral McGill.

"It is important to remember that there were 16 games on the [weekend] programme and the system failed in only one of them.

"I am sure that the Tyrone county board will address their procedures and make sure that there isn’t a repeat of what we saw in Omagh again."

 

Seating substitutes in stands questioned

GAA logo

By Brendan O’Brien
THE merits of seating substitutes in stands and not designated dugouts has again been questioned after Sunday’s disturbing scenes in Omagh.

The matter was addressed at Croke Park last year after the Ulster final replay between Tyrone and Armagh when gardaí had to enter the Hogan Stand to calm fans after the dismissals of Peter Canavan and Ciaran McKeever.

Provisions were subsequently put in place to ensure that substitutes would not be surrounded by opposing fans during matches at HQ.

But such measures are impossible at all other grounds as tickets cannot be distributed on the basis of team loyalty with such precision.

It emerged yesterday that Dublin manager Paul Caffrey apparently relocated his bench in the stand when his substitutes became the target of abuse from the home fans.

"This issue was addressed in relation to Croke Park because that is where the incidents occurred at the time," said GAA spokesman Feral McGill.

"It is important to remember that there were 16 games on the [weekend] programme and the system failed in only one of them.

"I am sure that the Tyrone county board will address their procedures and make sure that there isn’t a repeat of what we saw in Omagh again."

 

Seating substitutes in stands questioned

GAA logo

By Brendan O’Brien
THE merits of seating substitutes in stands and not designated dugouts has again been questioned after Sunday’s disturbing scenes in Omagh.

The matter was addressed at Croke Park last year after the Ulster final replay between Tyrone and Armagh when gardaí had to enter the Hogan Stand to calm fans after the dismissals of Peter Canavan and Ciaran McKeever.

Provisions were subsequently put in place to ensure that substitutes would not be surrounded by opposing fans during matches at HQ.

But such measures are impossible at all other grounds as tickets cannot be distributed on the basis of team loyalty with such precision.

It emerged yesterday that Dublin manager Paul Caffrey apparently relocated his bench in the stand when his substitutes became the target of abuse from the home fans.

"This issue was addressed in relation to Croke Park because that is where the incidents occurred at the time," said GAA spokesman Feral McGill.

"It is important to remember that there were 16 games on the [weekend] programme and the system failed in only one of them.

"I am sure that the Tyrone county board will address their procedures and make sure that there isn’t a repeat of what we saw in Omagh again."