The GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee are believed to have recommended that the Laois v Armagh All-Ireland SFC qualifier be replayed.

Laois beat Kieran McGeeney's team 1-10 to 0-10 in round 1A at O'Moore Park on Saturday but it emerged after the game that the hosts had used seven substitutes, rather than the permitted six.

Shane Murphy replaced the black-carded Brendan Quigley in injury-time before Mick Lillis' men scored their final point.

GAA rules state that potential penalties for breach of the rule include: "award of game to the opposing team, or replay, or fine, depending on the circumstances", but the CCCC are in favour of the game being replayed.

Neither county has commented so far but it is understood that both have accepted a replay will take place and discussions are taking place over where the game will be played.

According to the GAA's rules, it is also the duty of the sideline official to "record and report all substitutions and temporary substitutions made during a game to the referee for inclusion in the match report."

Laois are down to play Clare in Round 2A on Saturday 2 July in Ennis, meaning a replay would have to take place this weekend to give the players a week to prepare for the clash at Cusack Park.