Monday 18 December 2017

Pensioner in court fight with GAA over goal

A PENSIONER is aiming to bring a legal challenge over a controversial goal which was allowed to stand in the 2010 Leinster Football Final.

The High Court case is being brought by Louth football fan Paddy Garvey (75) over the awarding of Meath's controversial winning goal in the Leinster SFC final at Croke Park. Meath's Joe Sheridan infamously threw the ball over the line.

Mr Garvey issued a summons, under Section 51 of the District Court Rules, compelling the GAA president to come before the court. His summons was struck out in July 2011, but he appealed that ruling to the Circuit Court. Last March Judge Alison Lindsay upheld the District Court's decision.

Yesterday Mr Garvey sought permission from the High Court to have Judge Lindsay's decision judicially reviewed.

Mr Justice Michael Peart said he would give his decision next week.

Irish Independent

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