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Sligo may have to play Antrim again after it's emerged they used 7 subs on Saturday

Sligo may be forced to replay their All-Ireland qualifier against Antrim after it emerged the Yeats County might have exceeded their quota of substitutions.

The Round 1A tie ended in a 0-22 3-07 triumph for the Connacht side who were subsequently drawn to face Meath in round 2, but that tie may now be in doubt if it is shown that Sligo went over the six-substitution limit at Markiewicz Park on Saturday.

The Irish News reports that Sligo brought on Stephen Henry and Darragh Cummins - their fifth and sixth replacements of the game - in the closing stages but then went on to introduce Peter Laffey in injury time.

The referee's report will be key to assessing whether Sligo did in fact break the rules, which state that the game should be forfeit should an infraction be proven.

With Meath waiting in Navan on the weekend of 1/2 July for whoever is deemed eligible to continue in the Championship, any potential refixture would have to be scheduled for this coming weekend.


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