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Antrim could face two games in 24 hours after Christy Ring final replay

By Declan Bogue

Finally, Antrim now know when they are due to play the replay of last Saturday's Christy Ring final.

Meath have been ordered to grant the Saffrons a replay after it was found that the matchday officials had counted the scoring wrong, and instead of finishing a draw, the Royal county were presented with the cup.

The GAA's Central Competitions Control Committee have set it for June 25 at Croke Park, with a 5pm throw-in.

A GAA statement yesterday read: "The Central Competitions Control Committee met this morning to consider a formal request from the Meath County Committee for a postponement of the Christy Ring Cup Final Replay between Meath and Antrim scheduled for this Saturday evening, June 11th.

"Given the unique circumstances involved, the C.C.C.C. agreed to postpone the game. It will now take place on Saturday, June 25th in Croke Park at 5pm."

The replay had been set to be hosted in Newry this Saturday.

However, should a particular turn of events take place, the week-long saga might have another twist or turn left.

The opening round of the Ulster senior hurling Championship begins on Sunday June 19. Antrim face Derry in the semi-final. Should Antrim lose this game, then they could be requested to play in the promotion-relegation play-off a week later, on Sunday 26.

This date would be less than 24 hours after Antrim play in the Ring final replay.

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