Wednesday 13 November 2019

McGeeney denies blanket Lilies ban for inter-pros

McGeeney stressed: "Any notion that I intervened, or would ever stop players from lining out for their province, is complete nonsense.

"I don't know where that notion even came from but it is completely untrue."

It is believed that Mick Foley, John Doyle, Mikey Conway and Emmet Bolton were the Kildare players approached by Leinster and that three of them declined to get involved because of family/study commitments, while the other needed to rest an injury.

In a desperate bid to breath some new life into the inter-pros, whose popularity has dwindled dramatically in the past decade, the GAA has set tomorrow aside for provincial semi-finals in both football and hurling, and many of the GAA's superstars will be involved.

The hurling semi-final in Tullamore marks the first competitive outing this season for over a dozen of Kilkenny's big names and pits them against their All-Ireland final rivals, because their Connacht opponents are an all-Galway team managed by Tribesmen boss Anthony Cunningham.

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