Wednesday 11 December 2019

Limerick boss John Kiely to wield the axe after New York row

John Kiely. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
John Kiely. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Michael Verney

Michael Verney

The repercussions of an incident in New York which resulted in two Limerick hurlers being sent home early last weekend could see a handful of players in serious jeopardy when John Kiely finalises his 2020 panel in the coming weeks.

A full investigation into a series of disciplinary issues is taking place by Limerick GAA which could result in some high-profile omissions from Kiely's squad as a tumultuous period in the south-west continues to drag on.

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Players were informed by text earlier this week that last night's medal presentation for the National League and Munster champions in Limerick's Radisson Blu Hotel was cancelled.

One member of the panel was involved in a fight with another man in the Big Apple last weekend when the squad travelled to take part in the New York Hurling Classic, while the incident was recorded by another member of the Limerick squad, who is believed to have sent the footage out on WhatsApp.

The video went viral with the pair sent home but neither of the players involved has been named in what is a worrying time for Limerick's hurlers.

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