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Magpies expect to stay senior, following Crusheen appeal success

WITH Crusheen having successfully appealed the structure of the senior hurling relegation competition, Clarecastle chairman Niall Tuohy said his club are writing to the county board to express the view that the competition was not legitimate and must be deemed void for all four clubs that were involved.

Clarecastle lost all their three games in the relegation competition, leaving them bottom of the four team group, behind Crusheen, O’Callaghan’s Mills and Clooney/Quin each of which finished on four points.

While Crusheen were also to be relegated on scoring difference, they took an appeal to the Munster Council, as at the competition’s outset it was understood that scoring difference would not be used as a means of separating sides who were level on points.

That appeal was successful and the matter has to go back to Clare county board for a resolution.

“We were entered into a competition that has been deemed to have been improper and every one of the four clubs has the same status now, as the competition is void,” said Tuohy, on Friday afternoon.

Clare GAA released a statement on Friday afternoon saying it accepted the Munster Council’s ruling on the Crusheen objection. “Following the Munster Council appeal by Crusheen GAA regarding the system implemented to relegate two teams from the senior hurling championship the result of the appeal was upheld.

“Clare GAA accept the findings of the appeal.

“Clare GAA shall in the very near future work in conjunction with the CCCC based on the Munster Council decision.”