Rathkeale GAA club thrown out of Limerick U21 championship days before final

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Sean Sheahan of St Mary's Sean Finns is challenged by Dromcollogher-Broadford's Cillian Fahy during their drawn Limerick U-21 premier football final
RATHKEALE’S St Marys Sean Finns have been dramatically thrown out of the county U-21 premier football championship.

RATHKEALE’S St Marys Sean Finns have been dramatically thrown out of the county U-21 premier football championship.

Just four days before the eagerly awaited replay of the county final, the club have been penalised for playing an illegal player.

The Rathkeale club were scheduled to play Dromcollogher-Broadford this Saturday January 11 in the replay of the county final.

On New Year’s Eve the two sides served up a thrilling drawn encounter when Drom-Broadford battled back from a six-point final quarter deficit to force a replay.

However, LeaderSport understands that Drom-Broadford did not make an representation in relation to the Rathkeale club playing an illegal player.

It is understood that the penalty imposed by Limerick’s CCCC relates to St Marys Sean Finns playing an U-16 player throughout the championship, which is illegal at U-21 and adult level.

See the weekend print edition of the Limerick Leader for the story in full and the latest developments.