Sport Hurling

Monday 11 December 2017

Limerick clubs to debate stand-off

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Limerick clubs could have a quick opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the stand-off between several players and the management when the County Board meets for a special convention next Tuesday night.

A further four hurlers informed the County Board on New Year's Eve that they would not be making themselves available under the current management in 2010.

That has heaped more pressure on Justin McCarthy and created more unease among clubs and delegates who were under the impression that there were some players willing to go back.

Now just six of the 2009 panel remain committed to playing under McCarthy and with the league due to start in just over six weeks' time there are fears that Limerick could suffer badly unless it is resolved.

McCarthy has refused to comment publicly on the drain of players away from his squad, but to date is intent on battling on.

He survived a vote of confidence by 70 votes to 54 eight days before Christmas. But that vote was the trigger for four more players -- Gavin O'Mahony, Tom Condon, Stephen Walsh and Dinny Moloney -- to walk away.

Board officials are not expected to raise the matter on Tuesday night next, but it is expected to be brought up from the floor.

Irish Independent

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