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Wexford fuming over handling of Cork crisis

19 March 2008
Wexford are to lodge an appeal with the Central Appeals Committee over the decision to award both Kilkenny and Waterford NHL points after Cork failed to fulfil both games due to the players’ strike in the county.

The Model County are incensed that they have to face the Rebels on Sunday in Pairc Ui Chaoimh to earn points, while Kilkenny and Waterford were awarded full points without playing them. Roscommon are also appealing the decision to award Meath and Dublin the points after they were given walkovers by Cork in the NFL.

"It’s unfair on the counties who have to play Cork. The decision taken by the CCCC is unconstitutional, for Cork should have been deducted four points instead. Instead, they were handed a paltry fine," said Wexford chairman Ger Doyle.

"Our action will be against the system that’s been adopted, it’s not against Cork," he added.

Wexford are currently second from bottom in Division 1A on scoring difference with three points - the same as Dublin who have a superior scoring difference - while bottom-placed Antrim are already relegated.






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