AN objection brought by Crusheen GAA club following its relegation from the senior hurling championship has been upheld at Munster Council level.
The Crusheen appeal centred on the structure of the relegation competition, focusing on the use of scoring difference as a means of separating teams, something that had been ruled out at the competition’s beginning.
With the Munster Council having upheld the appeal, the matter will now be referred back to Clare County Board for a solution.
Crusheen were relegated after finishing the relegation competition on four points from a possible six. While they were level on points with both Clooney/Quin and O’Callaghan’s Mills, Crusheen were relegated as they had the weakest scoring difference of the three .
However, at the outset of the relegation competition it was understood that scoring difference would not be used as a means of separating teams, and Crusheen had actually played two of their three games before there was a move to change this.