Monday 16 September 2019

Investigation into game that never was

Brendan Furlong

Wexford G.A.A. have launched an investigation into a match that allegedly never took place.

Clongeen and Ballyhogue were scheduled to meet in an All-County Footbal League Division 5B game, with both sides sitting pretty at the top of the table.

Apparently Clongeen were unable to field a team while Ballyhogue had a full complement when the game was scheduled to start.

A little over one hour later Wexford G.A.A. were officially informed by text, which is the format followed by all match referees, that Clongeen had won the game. This was subsequently followed by a full match report.

Now, it appears, following information received by Wexford G.A.A., the match never took place as Clongeen were unable to field a team.

This in turn has led to a full investigation being launched as to how the referee who as scheduled to take charge of the game submitted a result and a match report.

The matter is currently being investigated by the C.C.C.C. and their findings will be awaited with interest.

The Wexford referees have also been informed of the investigation and are carrying out their own internal inquiry.

Wexford People

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