Tuesday 17 October 2017

Bizarre sequence of events as Wexford CCCC to investigate the game that never was

A result and referee's report were filed for a match that never took place Stock Photo: Sportsfile
A result and referee's report were filed for a match that never took place Stock Photo: Sportsfile

Michael Verney

Wexford CCCC are set to launch an investigation into a phantom match after it was revealed that the game never took place, despite a result and referee’s report being filed.

An All County Football League tie between Clongeen and Ballyhogue would rarely raise eyebrows but GAA chiefs are carrying out an internal inquiry after a strange sequence of events.

Despite one side forfeiting the game before throw-in due to insufficient numbers, Wexford officials were informed by text of the result, which is the format followed by all referees, before receiving a full match report.

A full investigation is currently underway by the CCCC and Wexford Referees following information received that the match, fixed for two weeks ago, had never materialised.

Irish Independent

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