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Kildare club refusing to fulfill fixture over clash with All-Ireland U20 semi-final

Monasterevan say they’ll be supporting the Lilywhites in the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

A general view of the county grounds, St Conleth's Park.
A general view of the county grounds, St Conleth's Park.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

A KILDARE CLUB are refusing to fulfill their league fixture on Saturday because of a clash with the EirGrid GAA All-Ireland U20 championship semi-final.

The Lilwhites face Kerry in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick (throw-in 4pm) and Monasterevan insist that they’ll be there supporting as a club rather than facing Twomilehouse in their Division 2 league meeting.

They released a statement on Twitter in last night hitting out at Kildare GAA and their ‘incredulous’ scheduling.

It reads, in full:

“Monasterevan GFC wish to inform that on this Saturday, July 14th we as a club will be in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick supporting our three club men and Kildare U20′s Padraig Nash, John O’Toole and DJ Earley in their All-Ireland semi-final and therefore choose not to fulfill our league fixture.

“We find it incredulous that Kildare County Board should schedule league fixtures that clash with a game of this magnitude (An All-Ireland semi-final) and it is with regret that we feel compelled to take this action.

“The club, team management and players fully support this position.”


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