New Limerick league champions after confusion over scoreline

Jerome O'Connell

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Jerome O'Connell

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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.