Thursday 21 September 2017

Andrew Shore is all set for 'mercy' committee plea

Andrew Shore was suspended last November after an investigation by the British Provincial Council found that he was not properly registered to play for Warwickshire club Roger Casement's
Andrew Shore was suspended last November after an investigation by the British Provincial Council found that he was not properly registered to play for Warwickshire club Roger Casement's
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Andrew Shore should find out later this month if he can resume hurling again after being suspended for 48 weeks for playing illegally with a British club.

Shore was suspended last November after an investigation by the British Provincial Council found that he was not properly registered to play for Warwickshire club Roger Casement's.

The Wexford man transferred over to the Birmingham-based club to play in a development match but was just one day out of the required time. He is one of eight individuals banned - his Parnells club-mate Brendan Quinn has also suffered the same fate - as a result of improper registration but his continued plight has led to strong calls from his Wexford manager Liam Dunne for him to be re-instated.

Shore's ban was upheld by the British Council's hearings committee last week and he is now taking his case to the GAA's re-instatement committee, effectively the Central Appeals Committee, who can recommend to Central Council that the ban is quashed.

Central Council are due to meet on the eve of the GAA Congress in Cavan at the end of this month but by that time the player will already have missed Wexford's first two league games.

Wexford can ill-afford to do with the defender who showed significant improvement last season, now that Keith Rossiter retired.

They have Antrim in their opening league match at home followed by a trip to play Offaly.

Irish Independent

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