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Friday 17 August 2018

Fennell launches next move

EAMONN FENNELL will plead his case to the Dublin county board's management committee on tomorrow night as he seeks to overturn the rejection of his latest transfer request to St Vincent's.

Both the Dublin midfielder and a member of his current club, O'Toole's, will make representations to the committee who will then bring a recommendation to a full meeting of the county committee which has been put back to next Tuesday (February 15) - the probable end game in this protracted saga which has dragged on for the past four years.

Fennell has already stated that he will "do every thing I can" to secure the move but O'Toole's have again rejected his request and a sub-committee of the county board have informed him of their decision.

In all likelihood, the management committee will rule with the club - as they did last year - though delegates next Tuesday are under no obligation to side with their recommendation.

Despite outlining their reasons for siding with O'Toole's last year, the subsequent vote was equally split before the then chairman, Gerry Harrington, was forced to use his casting vote which left Fennell in his current club limbo.

After taking a case to the DRA, who decided that proper procedure had not been followed, a second vote was taken which then came out overwhelmingly in favour of O'Toole's.

Fennell's case is one of 17 disputed transfers - the majority of whom will be appealed by the relevant parties on Tuesday night.

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