Kildare Rule Out Appeal

The Kildare county board have decided not to appeal the decision by Central Competitions Control Committee to move their qualifier against Limerick from Newbridge to Portlaoise.

Kildare were entitled to home advantage, but was switched to a neutral venue due to the limited capacity of St. Conleth’s at Newbridge.

County Board Chairman John McMahon believes an appeal would be futile. “The CCCC have made the decision and were very, very clear in that decision that the game was not to be fixed in Newbridge. There are some things you can fight and some things you can’t fight and maybe this is one of them,” McMahon added.

“There is a capacity set on Newbridge by the National Infrastructure and Safety Committee; that figure is around 8,000 people.

No matter what venue is decided there’s a capacity on every venue for whatever is being scheduled.

Kildare will face Limerick in Portlaoise on Saturday the 21st of July with a 7pm throw-in. The Lilywhites had an emphatic seventeen point win over Cavan in the last round, while Limerick overcame Longford by six points.


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