Saturday 24 March 2018

Wexford object to semi-final defeat camogie

The All-Ireland Camogie Championship is heading for more stormy waters after Wexford last night lodged an objection to the result of their semi-final defeat to Galway last weekend.

The Wexford Camogie Board will contest the result on two counts, firstly their contention that the referee did not consult the umpires for a Kate Kelly 45, which they claim video evidence shows should have been a point. Under rule 41.5 a referee can't overrule the decision of both umpires.

They are also objecting on the basis that the ref played two-and-a-half minutes more injury-time than the four minutes allowed for.

The official objection has been submitted and Wexford hope it will be heard by the end of this week.

Galway won the match by 1-14 to 2-10 with a Niamh McGrath 45 six-and-a-half minutes into injury-time earning the victory.


Team Ireland captain Robbie McCarthy sent out a warning shot at the World Championships in Calgary, Canada yesterday as he ruthlessly dispatched Cavan veteran Michael Finnegan in straight games, writes Paul Fitzpatrick.

While McCarthy went in as favourite, the manner of his 21-2, 21-9 win was hugely impressive as he remained on course for a likely semi-final against defending champion Paul Brady.

Before that, though, he will face top American Sean Lenning, who impressed in seeing off Roscommon's Riki O'Gara.

Top seed Brady marched on against Kildare left-hander Niall O'Connor, with Californian Emmet Peixoto too strong for Tyrone's Darragh Daly and Charly Shanks impressing against Florida's Jon Iglesias.


Ireland's Daniel Martin is to join Etixx-Quick Step next season after the move to the Belgium-based team was confirmed by team manager Patrick Lefevre yesterday.

It was announced last week that Martin is to leave Cannondale-Garmin after seven years at the end of the season, but he will line out for the team at the Vuelta a Espana which starts this Saturday.


MEXICO'S Victor Rail Capacita is being lined up for John Joe Nevin's first fight since last November in New York next Tuesday.

The former AIBA World No 1 ranked bantam will meet Capacita on the Star of David "Brooklyn Brawl" promotion in MCU Park at Coney Island.

"I haven't fought since last year so we're looking forward to getting the rust off and showing what I can do," said the Olympic medallist.

"I've fought all over the world but I've always dreamed of boxing in New York."

Irish Independent

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