Dublin gets a week’s repose

13 October 2006
The Dublin county board has been given an extra week by the Leinster Council to enter a team in the provincial club football championship.

Dublin faces a race against time to have a representative in the provincial championship after their two county semi-finals were called off on Thursday night, October 12. The Dublin champions were originally due to play their Leinster quarter-final against either St. Joseph’s of Louth or the Meath champions on November 5, but Leinster officials have changed that date to November 12.

The Dublin GAC meet on Friday night, October 13 to hear the appeal lodged by St. Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh against the eligibility of Na Fianna’s Gary Mullins following last weekend’s quarter-final clash.

The GAC are due to meet again next Tuesday to meet representatives of Kilmacud Crokes, who refused to play their semi-final against UCD on the basis that the game fell within five days of their quarter-final victory over Lucan Sarsfields, thus breaching Rule 116 of the official guide.

Speaking ahead of Friday night’s meeting, Dublin chairman Gerry Harrington said: “Hopefully everything will be sorted out and done and dusted.”