Galway SFC all set to resume

GALWAY football officials are hopeful of restarting their club championship early next month despite a row dragging on between two clubs over a player’s eligibility.

A full round of knockout fixtures have been scheduled for the weekend after next even though the dispute between Micheal Breathnachs and Mountbellew/Moylough continues to rumble on.

Micheal Breathnachs defeated Mountbellew/Moylough by 1-10 to 0-12 in the last round but an appeal was lodged over the eligibility of one of their players Tommy Conneely, who came on as a sub late in the game.

The matter has been dealt with by Galway county board and the Connacht Council, with the defeated team being reinstated at one stage before that decision was reversed. Mountbellew/Moylough, the home club of Galway star Joe Bergin, have since taken their appeal to Croke Park but there is confusion about where the matter stands.

According to secretary of the Galway football board, Seamus O’Grady, the third round of the championship will now take place as planned.

“As far as we are aware the appeal was turned down by the CAC.

“We will now be going ahead with the next round of the championship the week after next,” said O’Grady.

“Even if Mountbellew/Moylough appeal that decision to the DRA the other seven games will go ahead, but we will hold off from playing the match involving Mícheál Breathnach’s and the relegation match,” said O’Grady.

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