Tipp refs call off strike action
ALL club games in Tipperary will go ahead this weekend after the county's referees withdrew their threat to strike, pending a meeting with county board officials next week.
The Premier county's officials have been disputing the introduction of new cost cutting measures. But Tipperary PRO Ger Ryan said last night that the referees had called off their strike and that the board has agreed to meet them next Tuesday "when everything will be up for discussion."
The referees are aggrieved with new restrictions being applied to match passes that are usually given to themselves and their officials, as well as reducing meal allowances.
Cork footballer Noel O'Leary applied, but subsequently withdrew his application, to appeal his four-week ban for 'attempting to strike with the hand' against Kerry in the opening round of the league and remains suspended until midnight next Saturday.
Leitrim footballer Tomas Beirne, who was reported for 'striking with the elbow' against Wicklow, did appeal his four-week ban to the Central Hearings Committee but was unsuccessful and he remains ruled out until midnight March 12.