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Faythe set to escape sanction

Wexford club Faythe Harriers are not now expected to face any sanction from the GAA over allegations that they hired out their all-weather facilities contrary to GAA rules.

An investigation by the Leinster Council through the Wexford County Board has been completed and a future warning about the use of their facilities is likely to be conveyed to the Wexford town club.

It is the second time in a year that a club has been challenged about the use of their facilities.

In January last year the Irish rugby team trained at the complex of Nemo Rangers and this was deemed to contravene Rule 5.1 of the Official Guide, which states that "all property including grounds, club houses, halls, dressing-rooms and handball alleys owned or controlled by units of the Association shall be used only for the purpose of, or in connection with, the playing of games controlled by the Association."

Nemo Rangers also escaped with a warning about the future use of their facilities.

It is understood that Faythe Harriers' explanation as to how a group that did not comply with Rule 5.1 of the Official Guide got to use the all-weather facility was taken on board by investigating officials, who have opted just to warn them about future rental agreements.

Irish Independent