The Wexford Intermediate Hurling Championship matches, which were due to take place this weekend, have been cancelled…
The games have been cancelled after one team in the draw, Ballygarret Realt na Mara, questioned the integrity of the draw. After reviewing the draw and the video footage, Wexford GAA voided the draw.
A video of the incident has been posted to Twitter by Wexford People journalist, Padraig Byrne, and it isn’t a great look on Wexford GAA whatsoever.
The Wexford Intermediate Hurling draw, which took place in Wexford Park on Sunday 22nd August and was shown via a stream, was administrated by Wexford GAA Chairman Micháel Martin (left), vice-chairman Bobby Goff (right), while South East Radio’s Liam Spratt commentated on the proceedings.
Wexford GAA released a statement following the controversy:
“All matches in The Courtyard Ferns Intermediate Hurling Championship fixed for this weekend are cancelled.””Following a request from Ballygarrett-Réalt na Mara GAA Club, Coiste Bainistí CLG Loch Garman formed an impartial sub-committee to review the draw for the Preliminary Quarter Finals of The Courtyard Ferns Intermediate Hurling Championship that took place on Sunday, 22 August 2021. Upon review of the video footage, it was agreed, with respect to the integrity of the competition and all the teams involved, that the draw is void. A new draw for the pairings in the Preliminary Quarter Finals will take place on Sunday, 29 August 2021.”
“All tickets purchased for these matches will be refunded in full,” the statement read.
This is something that should not be happening and it is certainly not a good look on Wexford GAA.
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