Wednesday 16 January 2019

Boden happy with postponement

BALLYBODEN St Enda’s have expressed satisfaction with the outcome of last night’s hearing of the Disputes Resolution Authority, granting them a postponement of their Dublin club championship showdown with St Mary’s of Saggart which had been due to be played at O’Toole Park this evening.

Responding to the DRA decision to grant an interim application to postpone their Evening Herald Dublin SFC (losers’ section) clash, Ballyboden chairman Te rry O’Neill said his club was “very pleased” with the outcome.

“Obviously we need to consider our position now. We will probably issue a statement in the next little while,” O’Neill added.

To night’s ‘back door’ fixture had been scheduled despite Ballyboden having several prominent dual players (such as Conal Keaney, Shane Durkin and Simon Lambert) currently caught up with the Dublin hurling team.

The Dubs are currently preparing for a Leinster SHC semi-final against Galway in Tullamore tomorrow week – just eight days after tonight’s aborted game.


The rule requiring players to be given a 13-day window before an inter-county championship fixture is code-specific, prompting fears that the 2009 Dublin champions would have faced into this mustwin fixture without some of their best players.

As last night was an interim application, the matter will have to return to a full hearing, although it will probably first need to be heard on appeal by the Leinster Council.

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