Monday 20 November 2017

Pensioner fails in GAA legal challenge

Tim Healy

A PENSIONER cannot bring a challenge over a controversial goal by Meath which was allowed to stand in the 2010 Leinster football final against Louth, the High Court ruled.

Paddy Garvey (75), pictured, wanted the court to give him permission to bring judicial review proceedings over the awarding of Meath's winning goal in the Leinster SFC final at Croke Park, when it appeared that Meath's Joe Sheridan threw the ball over the line to deny Louth the Leinster championship.

In his ruling yesterday, Mr Justice Michael Peart refused his application saying, among other reasons, that he had not made out an arguable case.

Mr Garvey issued a summons under the District Court rules, compelling the GAA president to come before the court on a charge of alleged corruption.

His summons was struck out by the District Court in July 2011.

Irish Independent

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