Friday 21 September 2018

Wexford GAA face probe over suspended player

Brendan Furlong

Wexford GAA is to face a probe after an allegation that the county fielded a suspended player in an intercounty hurling tournament.

It is alleged that the player played in a number of games having been sent off in an earlier game. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Wexford County Board could face a heavy fine over the alleged infringement.

Wexford GAA officials were unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.

Meanwhile, Wexford Coiste na nOg must also deal with two domestic related matters regarding under-age championship games.

Ballyhogue who lost out, 5-4 to 3-9, to Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in the New Ross Standard Under-14 Hurling Division 3 Shield on Thursday evening last, have lodged an appeal into the final result, claiming a point was deducted from their half-time scoreline which subsequently denied them a draw.

In a further matter a full investigation is to be launched into incidents involving supporters and players in the Taghmon-Camross and Ballygarrett Gorey Guardian Under-16 Hurling R2 championship game.

Ballygarrett won the game 3-9 to 3-8 but it has now been confirmed that the Under-age CCC is to launch an investigation into a pitch invasion.

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