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Armagh cancel event as GAA looks to end media ban

Updated: Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 11:39 | Comments

Armagh and Cavan were involved in a brawl ahead of the Ulster football quarter final
Armagh and Cavan were involved in a brawl ahead of the Ulster football quarter final

Armagh have cancelled a planned press conference for today - just hours after appearing to end their long standing media ban.

Last night it was announced that assistant manager Peter McDonnell and captain Ciarán McKeever would be made available to reporters today, ahead of their All-Ireland quarter final against Donegal.

The event was scheduled to take place at the Carrickdale Hotel in Dundalk at lunchtime.

Armagh have refused to speak to the media in protest at what they saw as biased reporting following the brawl at the Ulster quarter final against Cavan. Last night Croke Park intervened and it appeared that the ban would end with a press conference this afternoon.

However this morning the event was cancelled at short notice.

The GAA issued a statement saying it was '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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