Derry club 'Glen' say they are 'extremely disappointed' that they have been placed in a position to appeal or not the presence of a 16th man by Kilmacud Crokes in Sunday's All Ireland Club Football Final.
The GAA won't review the incident unless there is an objection, which must be submitted by 3.30 pm tomorrow.
In a statement, Glen have expressed frustration about the position they feel the club has now been placed in, adding that "we must now take a short period of time to ascertain our stance going forward" #rtegaa https://t.co/kRm01kdQht
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Per the book, the penalties for breaching Rule 6.44 include awarding the game to the opposing team, a fine, or for the game to be replayed.
As reported by RTÉ Sport, the club released a statement on Monday highlighting their frustration with the entire situation.
"This is extremely disappointing for our club to be placed in this position, and we must now take a short period of time to ascertain our stance going forward," the statement read.
Crokes won the game by 2 points on the day, finishing with a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-09 at Croke Park.
The controversy stems from two late substitutions. Conor Casey and Tom Fox took to the field in place of Dara Mullin and Paul Mannion, with Mullin appearing to remain on the pitch for the final play.
Former All Ireland winner with Derry, Joe Brolly, says the Association needs to take control of the situation.
"It seems to me that the only honourable option is for the GAA to order a replay, and it's most disappointing," he said.
"To me, I think it's a total act of cowardice of abdication of their responsibility to now say today that they are not because they have the power under rule 6.44."