Mayo’s O’Shea in club and county row

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea has become embroiled in a row between his county board and club Mayo Dublin, the Mayo GAA Supporters’ Club in the capital.

The county board sent thefundraising body a letter to say “any status they presumed to have” had been “withdrawn with immediate effect”.

The letter also stated Club Mayo Dublin would “no longer be entitled” to raise funds for either the board or Mayo GAA teams. The supporters body wrote a letter to the board asking them to postpone any action, which was read out before the board meeting last week.

Club delegates were told that, in line with budget proposals for 2012 to 2016 submitted by the board to Croke Park, the National Finance Committee had requested that a number of criterion be met.

These included the transfer of funds from all Mayo GAA Supporters’ Clubs to Cairde Mhaigheo, the new Mayo GAA ‘umbrella’ fundraisingorganisation, and the transfer of 75% of funds from each of the GAA Divisional Boards to the new Supporters’ Club.

It had also been agreed with Croke Park, ‘no other body, or bodies, should be allowed to raise funds on behalf of Mayo GAA or a Mayo team’.

Meanwhile, Clare’s 2011 captain Pat Vaughan is expected to be out for three months after undergoing an operation on his hip. The Crusheen defender will likely to miss the entire Division 1A campaign. Vaughan had been troubled by the same problem that has ruled forward Daroch Honan out.

However, the impressive return of Tony Carmody to Banner colours was one of the major pluses in Tuesday evening’s Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-final replay win over Limerick.

In the other semi-final, Cork boss Jimmy Barry-Murphy has made five changes from the team that beat Kerry.

Midfield shows the biggest change with Darren Sweetnam getting a first start in place of Cian McCarthy and Pa Cronin switching to accompany him. In defence, Anthony Nash is replaced by Martin Coleman in goals with experienced duo Brian Murphy and John Gardiner in for Damien Cahalane and Tom Kenny.

Up front, Niall McCarthy is named at centre-half forward with Cathal Naughton flanking his left. Pat Horgan has not been included.

The Cork-Tipperary game has been moved to Templemore from Clonmel with a 1pm throw-in.

Meanwhile Tyrone senior county star Martin Penrose will complete a transfer from his native Aghyaran St Davog’s club to CarrickmoreSt Colmcille’s after both clubsapproved the switch this week.

Don Hyland, who is regarded as Wicklow’s greatest ever hurler, has retired from the inter-county scene at the age of 39 years. He tried to retire twice before but was persuaded to come back in 2010 and 2011 to help Wicklow win the 3B and 3A leagues in successive years and also reach the Christy Ring Cup final where they were defeated by Kerry.

CORK (SH v Tipperary): M Coleman; B Murphy, E Dillon, C O’Sullivan; C Joyce, R Cashman, J Gardiner; D Sweetnam, P Cronin; B Corry, N McCarthy, C Naughton; L O’Farrell, E Murphy, R Clifford.

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