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THE FAI's proposal to extend the contentious 49km radius rule to 100km has been met with a torrent of objections within the schoolboy fraternity, with some leagues claiming the move should be ruled out of order at Saturday's FAI AGM in the Arklow Bay Hotel.

Delegates were not informed of the rule proposal within a 31-day protocol and some delegates have indicated their intention to try to have the proposal ruled out of order.

An attempt to have the 49km rule removed at the recent SFAI was defeated, but many schoolboy leagues are now uncomfortable with the 'imposition' of a rule which many now claim will undermine the workings of the national schoolboy association.



Rock Celtic have been confirmed as the Meath League Nivea for Men Premier Division Champions after a long drawn out battle with Duleek AFC.

Duleek played Rock Celtic on Sunday, April 28th, at the Tollstone Grounds and won the match 1-0, but Rock Celtic appealed the result as it appeared Duleek had played a suspended player.

The Meath & District League found that Duleek had used an illegal player and awarded the match points to Rock Celtic.

Duleek appealed the decision to the Leinster Football Association and subsequently the FAI and both committees upheld the MDL's decision.

Duleek waived their right to further their appeal to arbitration which now leaves the league title with Rock Celtic and Woodview Celtic finish runners up.



The MDL Fixtures Secretary Pa O'Brien has resigned his position as secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the League.

The MDL would like to acknowledge the contribution he made to the smooth running of the league over the past nine seasons, and wish him all the best in the future.

The task to find a suitable replacement will be likely on the agenda for the MDL Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday 16th July.