Despite losing their appeal against Carlow GAA’s decision to expel them from the SHC, Ballinkillen have been reinstated to the competition.
The club refused to field for last Sunday’s semi-final against St Mullins, citing player welfare as the reason. Five of their players had played in a IFC semi-final the night before.
They were subsequently thrown out of championship by the powers-that-be in the county and an appeal to Leinster Council failed to overturn that decision.
However, Carlow GAA has released a statement revealing that it has agreed to a request from St Mullins to re-fix the game.
The sporting gesture means the penultimate stage clash will take place in Netwatch Cullen Park next Saturday at 3.30pm.
Statement: 🇬🇳 pic.twitter.com/T2xfJJnaHD— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) October 6, 2019