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Pobail given red card but play on against Fintina's

St Fintina's PP and Coláiste Pobail Rathcairn will go ahead with their outstanding Leinster Senior B Cup quarter-final, despite confusion surrounding the contest.

Rathcairn side Pobail were informed by tournament organisers after their last-16 win over St Paul's SS, Monasterevin that they were disqualified from the Senior B Cup.


The reason was their use of an underage player -- registered for the junior cup side but not the Senior B competition -- and the mis-spelling of another player's name on the application form.

Despite Pobail insisting that the player was registered with one of their school teams and was only called up because of a lack of numbers on the day, the decision was upheld by the Leinster branch.

However, St Fintina's have not received their own confirmation that they have therefore received a bye into the semi-finals and have decided to proceed with the game.

Fintina's have yet to play a game in this year's competition after they received a bye into the last-eight following the disqualification of their own last-16 opponents.

They have opted to arrange and take part in this fixture until they are told otherwise by the tournament organisers.


Pobail manager Oisín Farry, however, insists his side should be allowed to contest the game as they did nothing wrong in his opinion.

"I just don't understand it to be honest -- we were left with only 10 players on the day of our last game so we used a player registered with one of our younger teams," said Farry.

"The lad is a registered player with the school so we didn't see why it meant we broke a rule."