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Leinster Championship Final: Life bans for Louth ref row fans

THE GAA are to get tough on post-match pitch incursions, and president Christy Cooney warned yesterday that life bans are in the offing for Louth supporters who attacked referee Martin Sludden.

Ahead of tomorrow's big games, Monaghan fans are already being told that they won't be allowed on the Clones pitch even if their team beat Tyrone and ends a 22-year wait for an Ulster SFC title.

In a clear warning to all supporters, Cooney said: “Last Sunday's circumstances were bizarre, I've never seen circumstances like them and of course we have to learn from that.

“But we need to take time to consider it. I'm sure Louth and Meath will have some observations and we will listen to them and the rest of the association, but we have to do what is right, not just a knee-jerk reaction to last Sunday's event.”

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