O’Sullivan out of reckoning for Cork after appeal rejected

Cork footballer Denis O’Sullivan is now ineligible to play for the county after his appeal against the decision not to grant him a transfer was turned down by the Cork County Board’s Hearings Committee.

O’Sullivan, a member of Ballinascarthy GAA Club, had sought a transfer to Clonakilty, but, after observations from Ballinascarthy regarding his stated address, this application was rejected by the county board’s Competitions Control Committee.

An appeal was then made to the Hearings Committee, which met last Thursday night, though again it was decided not to allow the transfer to go through.

Having last played hurling for Ballinascarthy in August 2011, O’Sullivan can line out for Clonakilty in June, but only in that code. He must wait until February of 2014 before playing football for anybody else, as his last football match for Ballinascarthy was in April of last year, a South-West JAFC clash with Muintir Bhaire. As he is technically refusing to play for his club he is ineligible for county duty too.

During the appeal process, O’Sullivan had been named as a substitute for the Cork senior side, though he had yet to receive game time in this year’s Allianz Football League campaign, missing last week’s trip to Down through illness. O’Sullivan can now take his case to the Munster Hearings Committee.


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