Wexford County Board affirms their opposition to National League proposals.
At tonight’s Special meeting of the Wexford County Board, County Chairman, Diarmuid Deveraux confirmed that he had formally contacted Croke Park asking for minutes of Ard Comhairle (AC) where the new National Hurling League proposals were discussed. The response received was it that it hasn’t been discussed at AC but members were emailed and opinions sought.
In light of this Wexford have asked that the proposal to be taken off the Clár of Saturdays Ard Comhairle meeting as it is not in order. It was decied at tonight’s meeting that Wexford will fight against the implementation of this proposal. Wexford are seeking a meeting with an Coiste Banaisti (Management Committee) on Friday prior to the AC meeting on Saturday. Wexford insist that a 2/3 majority is required to overturn the status quo.
If these changes occur this will be the 9th change to the National Hurling League structures in 16 years. County Board have resolved, should the motion be passed, that Wexford will oppose them with all means at our disposal and will exhaust all the GAA’s appeal mechanisms and resort to legal remedies should it be required.
Leinster Championship fixtures for 2014:
U-21 Leinster football championship 2014 Wx (home) V Offaly, winners V Kildare then Meath or Louth
U-21Hurling 2014 Wx (away) V KK winners V Offaly
Junior football Cavan V Wexford (home) winners V Kildare or Louth
Minor football Wexford V Louth
Minor Hurling: Opening Round: Wexford v Dublin – winners play Kilkenny/Laois
Intermediate Hurling : CB agree to re enter the Intermediate championship to develop our extended squad and younger hurlers.
Patrick’s Park Scoreboard:
St Patricks Park have scoreboard back in action on the short term but it has been decided to to install an electronic scoreboard that can be operated by remote control for 2014.
CB ratified Aidan O’Brien as senior football manager; Kevin Kehoe as U-21 football manager and JJ Doyle as U-21 hurling manager for 2014.
CB agreed that in future all county managers will be asked into a CB meeting towards the end of each year to review their tenure.
Wexford County Board are delighted to propose Sheamus Howlin (St Martins) to contest the election of President of CLG at Congress 2014. See press release.
Wexford Park Pitch
Remedial work required to bring the pitch back to the highest standards. Philip Howlin Duffry Rovers, Tossy Ryan St Annes, Liam Roche Geraldine O’Hanrahans, Ml Kenny Craanford, are appointed from CB to meet with the development officer to review the reports from experts re the pitch and report back to November CB meeting.
A further group will meet with Clubs to discuss fixtures and league and championship structures for 2014. plus another group will meet with the childrens committee to ensure all clubs are up to date in the implementation of all guidelines and best practice regarding the care of children with Wexford GAA.