Wicklow clubs to face Leinster Council

June 06, 2018

A view of the pitch at Joule Park, Aughrim.
©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

In a common theme that is sweeping the GAA at the moment, a club v. county row in Wicklow is set to head for the Leinster Council.

Both the St Patrick's and Rathnew GAA clubs have appealed the Wicklow's CCC decision over the deduction of points after both teams failed to field in a league match.

Despite finding an alternative date for the fixture, the clubs were still punished for failing to play the game as they refused to do so without their county players.

Rathnew's Bobby Dignam told the Wicklow People that they have quite a number of players involved with county teams and it was just impossible to field on the night in question.

"We have bent over backwards, we have six with the county footballers, three with the hurlers and we supplied four lads to the Wicklow junior footballers. We are doing our best," said Dignam.

The case will be heard in Portlaoise next Monday night.

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