Tuesday 10 December 2019

Board refutes Foley claim

Limerick County Board has refuted allegations made against them by their most experienced hurler Mark Foley in a weekend interview.

Foley has alleged that one of the young players currently refusing to commit to the squad while Justin McCarthy is manager was offered a job to return.

The 1996 All-Ireland finalist has also suggested that the Board have been influential in persuading a lot of junior clubs to vote with them at tomorrow night's key meeting in Claughaun which will decide the fate of McCarthy once and for all.

In response, Limerick secretary Mike O'Riordan said it was always the Board's policy to help players with employment and that their record supported that. "James Ryan is a coach with Limerick yet he is one of the players who is currently not on the squad. That's not an issue for us," said O'Riordan.

"We've had players working on the Gaelic Grounds redevelopment who won't play now. We'd always try and help someone if we could in that regard. It's no big deal."

On the question of influencing junior clubs, O'Riordan said clubs have not been coerced in any way to vote with the Board and that no threats or promises had been made.

"Ultimately clubs and their members will decide what way they want to vote," O'Riordan added. "This issue has been discussed by them."

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