Saturday 21 October 2017

Twist in long-running McCarthy saga

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Limerick attempts to remove Justin McCarthy as hurling manager have hit another twist.

The County Board confirmed yesterday that five clubs had submitted correspondence on the matter but none of the correspondence contained specific motions to be discussed.

McCarthy's Limerick battled hard but still lost a third successive league game yesterday. The result is likely to place renewed pressure on McCarthy if a meeting is to take place this week.

The board said in a statement yesterday that it was working to resolve the situation.

"The letters did not propose any motion to be discussed at the proposed meeting," it said.

"The Management Committee is anxious to progress the meeting and with this in mind the county secretary has written to all clubs outlining the situation and the required procedure.

"When the notice of motion is received the meeting will be held at the very earliest opportunity. Limerick County Board understands the gravity of the situation and the secretary is available to assist any club in drafting the motion."

Once the motions of no confidence are received and considered compliant with the association rules, a meeting is then likely to be convened.

Next Thursday night is still the most likely but the Board may now wait until after Sunday's home match with Tipperary.

Irish Independent

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