Ballinkillen lose appeal but get Carlow SHC reprieve after sporting gesture from St Mullins

October 06, 2019

A view of Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

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.

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