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Galway to act over final flashpoint

IT will be next Wednesday at the earliest before the Galway County Board takes any disciplinary action over the ugly incidents that marred the county's senior hurling final.

Galway's Central Competitions Committee is meeting to discuss the referee's report tonight and seem certain to launch an investigation.

Live television coverage showed a Loughrea player, who escaped punishment by the referee, clearly striking two opponents, but it is believed that video evidence of an incident involving a St Thomas player may not be as conclusive.

Fighting Cocks step up senior status battle

CARLOW'S intermediate football champions Fighting Cocks are taking their battle to stop the revamping of local club structures to the Leinster Council.

A proposed restructuring of local championships was passed 27-10 by the county board earlier this week and the change has cost the club senior status.

The Fighting Cocks won the intermediate county title for the first time since 1939. However, proposals to radically restructure the local championships – putting this year's top four intermediate teams and bottom four senior sides into a new intermediate championship – were subsequently introduced.

Fighting Cocks argued that clubs should have had prior notice of any proposed changes.

Irish Independent