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move is on

THE DDSL have completed the first part of what could end in the league ceding from the SFAI.

The league met with the LFA Council on Tuesday night to discuss the situation. The DDSL are already affiliated through their youth sections and the hope is to broaden that to encompass all age groups from Under 11 to Under 16.

Although there are a lot of background political moves afoot, the possibility of a switch to the LFA is not ruled out, but any such move would have to get the approval of the clubs of the DDSL – something that could happen at the league's AGM in the Red Cow Hotel on Thursday, May 23.

Relations have become strained between the SFAI and the DDSL as a result of the introduction of the now imfamous '49km rule' which to date has seen Kilnamanagh 15 Premiers removed from all football.

The LFA have agreed to set up a 'sub-committee' to look at the issue and released the following stetment to Herald Striker:

"Having received a letter of application from the Dublin and District Schoolboys League to affiliate their divisions from Under 11 to Under 16 to the LFA, the Leinster Football Association Senior Council can confirm that they have set up a sub committee to investigate the feasibility of the application.

The sub-committee will investigate the options open to the Association and will then report back to the Senior Council of the LFA who will then make whatever decision is best for all parties involved.

This sub-committee has been formed with some very experienced members of the LFA Senior Council on board and they will meet regularly over the coming weeks to tease out any issues that may arise."