Friday 23 March 2018

Christy Ring Cup final saga finally resolved as the CCCC schedule replay

Sean McGoldrick

After a lot of debate between Meath and Antrim, a Christy Ring Cup final replay date has finally been chosen.

The GAA have agreed to change the initial date of the replay – it has now been rescheduled for Croke Park on Saturday, June 25 at 5pm.

Originally the CCCC had fixed the replay for next Saturday night in Newry.  While Meath indicated that they were willing to fulfil the fixture they wanted it to be played on the weekend after next in Croke Park.

Antrim, however, were due to play in an Ulster championship match that weekend. But it looks like this latest development will resolve the issue.

In a statement the GAA said: The Central Competitions Control Committee met this morning to consider a formal request from the Meath County Committee for a postponement of the Christy Ring Cup Final Replay between Meath and Antrim scheduled for this Saturday evening, June 11th.

Given the unique circumstances involved, the C.C.C.C. agreed to postpone the game. It will now take place on Saturday, June 25th in Croke Park at 5pm.

In last weekend’s final the two teams finished level but due to a refereeing error Meath were deemed the winners and presented with the Cup. The referee admitted afterwards that he had made a mistake and this was confirmed by TV replays.

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