Sunday 17 December 2017

Limerick turn to Croke Park for resolution

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

The prospect of mediation by Croke Park moved closer last night as Limerick County Board opened up to a full and frank discussion on the impasse that sees the majority of the top players refusing to play for Justin McCarthy.

As the current Limerick squad were put through their paces last night the Board at last got round to a meaningful discussion on the continued stand off, three weeks after they had passed up a previous opportunity in the wake of a players' statement just 24 hours earlier.

A vast majority of delegates were anxious that efforts are made to bring some resolution to the situation and Croke Park may emerge as the broker. GAA director general Paraic Duffy said last week that Croke Park would not get involved unless requested to do so by the Limerick Board.

The county's first league match is on Sunday week against Waterford when the absence of so many frontline players will take on a much sharper focus. So far the players have remained steadfast that they will not play for Limerick while McCarthy remains in charge.

Irish Independent

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