Wexford’s opposition to the proposed league changes continues and the National Newspapers have taken a great deal of interest in the issue. Today, the Irish Times, Independent and Examiner devote significant space to it.
The latest news is that Wexford’s request for a hearing with the GAA’s Management committee had been refused a move which in light of the serious concerns there are about the proposals and the controversy around their origin, is very disappointing.
Update: It has been confirmed that the vote will be on a simple majority basis as our contention that the vote should be on a 2/3’s majority has been rejected.
‘Wexford appeal to GAA president to drop redrawn league top tier from agenda’
Wexford are appealing to GAA president Liam O’Neill to take the contentious proposals for a re-drawn hurling league off the Central Council meeting’s agenda tomorrow.
Yesterday Wexford chair Diarmuid Devereux said the county had also committed to exhausting all remedies in order to challenge any adoption of this proposal tomorrow. Read the full story here: http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/wexford-appeal-to-gaa-president-to-drop-redrawn-league-top-tier-from-agenda-1.1556837
‘Wexford bid to delay vote on hurling league looks doomed’
Wexford are unlikely to be granted a meeting with the GAA’s Management Committee tonight ahead of tomorrow’s Central Council meeting that is scheduled to vote on proposals to expand Division 1 of the Allianz Hurling League to eight teams. Read the full story here: http://www.independent.ie/sport/hurling/wexford-bid-to-delay-vote-on-hurling-league-looks-doomed-29651603.html
‘Jacob backs league challenge’
The veteran forward [Rory Jacob] says Wexford are right to do everything in their power to stop becoming victims of another league rearrangement. At a special board meeting on Wednesday night, it was agreed Wexford will oppose the new format should it be successful “with all means at our disposal and will exhaust all the GAA’s appeal mechanisms and resort to legal remedies should it be required”. Read the full story here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/jacob-backs-league-challenge-245987.html