Limerick hurling row intensifies
The Limerick hurling row has taken another major twist, with the players who have left or have been dropped from Justin McCarthy's panel finally speaking out.
The 24 players issued a hard-hitting statement in which they attacked McCarthy and the county board. The statement called on McCarthy to clarify instances of a "lack of discipline and commitment" to which he had referred.
It also refuted a claim by the manager that a small group of players had been trying to remove him from his post. And the players accused the county board of handling the situation poorly.
The statement concluded: "We wish the 2010 panel all the best in their preparation for the forthcoming season and hope that no stone is left unturned to ensure that Limerick are successful. However, we reiterate that we will not play any active part in the 2010 Limerick senior hurling panel while the present management is in place."