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Any breaking news on Western Gaels meeting with the DRA??

Burrishoole (Mayo) - Posts: 320 - 19/01/2011 09:06:50    849173


DRA [/bmeeting tonight in the Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon. Result should be known tomorrow. Western gaels could be playin on sun 23rd of january which is just 3days notice for players. If they lose their appeal tonight St.Marts of carrick on shannon will br playing on sunday against furbo of Galway, this was stated in THE IRISH INDEPENDENT last week. I will post the result on this page tomorrow if i can get the result of the meeting.

country87 (Sligo) - Posts: 16 - 19/01/2011 12:36:34    849372


Thanks Country87

Burrishoole (Mayo) - Posts: 320 - 19/01/2011 15:41:01    849565


Meeting went on late into the night and all the evidence has been heard from both sides including evidence from a connaught council person!!!!!However no result was established and it is unclear now when or how it is going to be resolved, possibly another meeting in a hotel somewhere!!!

country87 (Sligo) - Posts: 16 - 20/01/2011 11:16:25    850081


Just after hearing that Western Gaels LOST their case. Seems the Leitrim champs now play Galway champs in Connacht final on SUNDAY. Let us all hope this is now the end of this long sorry saga. 2011 is a new year and a chance for all involved to put the past behing them and start again.

Tommy Murphy (Sligo) - Posts: 176 - 21/01/2011 14:01:08    851072


I hear that Leitrim Champs are playing western gales next week. There is a statement on the DRA web site which says the The case has been thrown out. Does anyone know whats going on?

leitrimpaddy (Leitrim) - Posts: 4 - 21/01/2011 15:33:52    851191


Who cares about Hurling in this county

riverstown45 (Sligo) - Posts: 5 - 21/01/2011 16:30:36    851288


From what I have heard and read Western Gaels are county champions for 2010.

Connacht Secretary, and hurling chairman = the less said the better

therealstory (Sligo) - Posts: 10 - 21/01/2011 16:59:15    851325


Statement from DRA website:

Re: Daithi Bairead (David Barrett)

At a hearing last night the 19th January, 2011 the DRA Tribunal quashed the decision of Connaught Hearings Committee in respect of Daithi Bairead. The DRA Tribunal referred the case of Daithi Bairead back to Connaught Hearings Committee for re-processing. The DRA Tribunal adjourned the case in respect of the other Claimants pending the outcome of the re-processing by Connaught Hearings Committee.

20th January 2011

This will rumble on and on??

Burrishoole (Mayo) - Posts: 320 - 22/01/2011 10:38:30    851580


Connacht Final played last Sunday, Western Gaels were installed as Sligo County Champions for 2010 but evidently did not participate in the Connacht Championship??

The Connacht Final score was BARNA-FURBO (Galway) 1-12 ST MARY'S 1-9(Leitrim), with BARNA-FURBO finally crowned Connacht junior hurling champions. The game was played on the full-size artifical pitch beside Breffni Kingspan Park in Cavan.

Burrishoole (Mayo) - Posts: 320 - 25/01/2011 09:28:14    853161


There was wrong/right on every side, but a reslution was found by all parties to make the best of the situation last week, Western Gaels will get there Sligo medals and well done to them. Time to move on and hopefully the hurling in future will stop shooting each other in the foot and bitter infighting.

Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1494 - 25/01/2011 13:10:09    853325


I heard that the connacht board gave western gaels two options,
If so its a disgrace,can someone please confirm this.
Of the two options Western Gaels couldnt win really.Its a shame.
At the end of the day the better team won in the final and sligo county board,Coolera and the Connacht Board should get over it.
This only wil drive players away from playing.
The teams from leitrim and galway must have been cross at the lack of effiectcy of the connacht branch.

joe1999 (Sligo) - Posts: 18 - 25/01/2011 14:50:43    853434


joe western gaels are county champions 2010,which was the aim at the begin of 2010 everything after that was a bonus,lies lost in the end and what happened was wrong but no piont goen around in circles this year is a new one the lads will respound on the field to what happened and do everything they can to RETAIN there title

timmy1987 (Sligo) - Posts: 40 - 25/01/2011 17:58:39    853626


Well said timmy, well said!

country87 (Sligo) - Posts: 16 - 25/01/2011 19:06:10    853718