GAA: Inter-county fixtures blamed for delays on local scene.


first_imgTipperary County Board Chairman Sean Nugent believes that the inter-county scene is to blame for the issues that have arisen over fixtures within the county.He was speaking at November’s County Board Meeting in Thurles last night, where a discussion on potential changes to championships within the county led to a heated debate among the delegates over last Saturday’s cancelled Senior Football Relegation clash between Moycarkey-Borris and Fethard.The game, which was originally due to be played in Killenaule, was moved late last Friday night to Ballyneale, as the pitch was deemed unsuitable. However, the following day the game was called off just before throw-in as that pitch was also unplayable. Unflattering pictures subsequently emerged of the Ballyneale pitch- with the playing surface and the late cancellation being covered on last Monday’s Extra Time.During the debate at last night’s meeting, County CC Secretary Tom Maher declared that the real issue in the county was not the state of pitches, but the large number of teams and championships that are played in the county, which make it difficult to get games played.But Sean Nugent is hopeful that some motions at the forthcoming County Convention can address the issue.last_img

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