New Limerick league champions after confusion over scoreline

Jerome O'Connell


Jerome O'Connell


New Limerick league champions after confusion over scoreline

STAKER Wallace have been confirmed as the All County Hurling League Division Five winners after a sequence of results were clarified.

And, the Martinstown based GAA club will be promoted to Division Four for 2017.

Losing out is Killeedy.

Killeedy beat Staker Wallace in a play-off on September 10, 2-16 to 4-7 to secure the league title and promotion.

The play-off was deemed necessary as it was thought the sides finished level on 13-points after eight rounds of action and there had been walkovers in the league.

But Staker Wallce sought clarification on one particular result and it has transpired that no play-off was necessary as the clubs didn't in fact finish level on points.

All hinged on the result of an August 6 ACHL game between Killeedy and Templeglantine.

The game doubled up as the final of the West junior A hurling league.

Killeedy ended up 2-19 to 2-10 winners but extra time was needed before the men in blue and white claimed the divisional league title.

A win was recorded for Killeedy in terms of the ACHL but a draw should have been the county league result. Replacing that Killeedy ‘win’ with a draw leaves Staker Wallace finishing alone on top of ACHL Division Five and therefore league champions and promoted without the necessity for a play-off.