Doubts raised over eligibility of second Creggan player

A second Creggan Kickhams player who lined out in last Saturday’s All-Ireland Club JHC final replay win over Ballysaggart could also be deemed illegal.

The Waterford club are objecting to the result of the game as they believe Conor Small shouldn’t have been permitted to play as he was under 16 by rule.

However, Kickhams are also believed to have fielded another U16 player, Donal Carey, who with Small, was part of Antrim’s U16 development squad last year.

Like Small, Carey played for the club in both final games as well as the semi-final victory over Fullen Gaels last month but didn’t feature in the team’s games prior to Christmas.

The Central Competitions Control Committee are expected to decide on the objection tomorrow afternoon.

In yesterday’s article, it was stated Drom-Broadford had brought to the Limerick County Board’s attention that Rathkeale had fielded an illegal player in the county’s U21 football championship. We are happy to clarify that they didn’t.

Meanwhile, Kerry’s Jonathan Lyne is likely to be out of action for the next month with a hamstring injury.

Lyne injured himself during Munster’s defeat by Connacht in their Interpro semi-final in Tuam Stadium last Sunday. That means the Legion man is definitely out of the trip to Mayo on Sunday week, but he may also miss the visit of Tyrone and the following week’s clash with Kildare in Newbridge.

Elsewhere, Wexford have made two changes to the team that beat Antrim last weekend for Sunday’s clash with Offaly. The injured Keith Rossiter and suspended Richie Kehoe make way for James Tonks and Harry Kehoe respectively.

Kilkenny can't yet confirm whether the Old Stand will be open for Sunday's Division 1A game with Tipperary.

WEXFORD (AHL v Offaly): M Fanning; B Kenny, M O’Hanlon, C Kenny; A Shore, L Chin, J Tonks; D O’Keeffe, H Kehoe; S Tomkins, J Guiney, I Byrne; P Morris, R Clarke, L Óg McGovern.

Subs: B O’Connor, L Ryan, E Martin, G Moore, R Jacob, E Conroy, C Devitt, K Foley, B Jordan, J O’Connor, C O’Shaughnessy.


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