Monday 23 October 2017

Ballymachugh to be handed title

Cavan GAA officials are set to meet tonight after Saturday's senior hurling final between Mullahoran St Joseph's and Ballymachugh failed to take place.

The game was postponed just hours before the throw-in after Mullahoran said they were unable to fulfil the fixture due to numerous players being involved in yesterday's SFC final against Kingscourt Stars.

Tonight's meeting of the Cavan CCC is expected to hand Ballymachugh the title on a walkover.

If this happens, Ballymachugh will represent Cavan in the Ulster club JHC, where they will face Down champions Bredagh next Saturday.

Ballymachugh manager Brendan Sweeney says his side would still prefer to earn the right to be crowned Cavan champions.

"We are unfortunate victims of this thing too," he said.

Ballymachugh were unable to facilitate moving the fixture to a mid-week game this week as they have a number of players based in the UK for work and college purposes.

Irish Independent

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