Ten of Armagh's Under-20 footballers have been suspended for the county's provincial final against Derry due to their part in a brawl after last Friday's semi-final victory over Tyrone.

A melee broke out in extra-time in that game, with the sides level, before Armagh went on to win 2-22 to 0-24 after two periods of extra-time.

Armagh manager Peter McDonnell told Gaelic Life that they would appeal the decision, which he said would make the result on Sunday week a foregone conclusion.

"This goes right back to the U20s being used as guinea pigs," said the former senior boss. "Would this happen at senior inter-county level? They would hone in on a couple of people and make an example of them.

"I’m not condoning the melee in any shape of form, it’s not part of our game, but all it took was one rash incident from a Tyrone player and it was a tinderbox.

"Armagh will be represented on Ulster final day and it’s a big occasion for our county. It is a cosmetic excercise now, that is what they have succeeded in doing. It’s just a warm-up for Derry to move onto the next level."