HQ to stay out of treaty row
SENIOR GAA officials have reiterated their stance that they won't become involved in the Limerick hurling row unless asked by the County Board writes martin breheny.
Reports circulated yesterday that Croke Park were to engage in mediation work between Limerick's feuding parties, but GAA Director General Paraic Duffy denied that was the case.
"I can utterly and categorically refute that," Duffy said. "The situation is as it has been all along. We will not become involved with Limerick unless we are asked by the County Board and we haven't been approached."
Suggestions that Croke Park were to become involved emanated after Monday night's West Limerick Board meeting passed off without discussion on the dispute. However, some club delegates indicated that they would raise the matter at next Tuesday's County Board meeting.
Limerick are due to begin their National League programme against Galway in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday fortnight.
Meanwhile, Morgan O'Flaherty (Kildare) and Billy Sheehan (Laois) will face the Leinster Hearings Committee tonight, arising from their dismissals in an O'Byrne Cup clash last Sunday week.
O'Flaherty was banned for eight weeks and Sheehan for four. The other players who were sent off accepted their bans but O'Flaherty and Sheehan want to present their cases to the Hearings Committee.