2010: Clubs Reinstated into SHC

Cork clubs reinstated following county board climbdown
By Fintan O'Toole
Saturday, July 31, 2010

GLEN ROVERS and Bride Rovers were last night reinstated to the Cork SHC 

The move comes just eight days after the board's hearings committee had kicked both clubs out of the championship, following the mass brawl in their second round clash in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last month.

Both clubs made representations to the hearings committee this week, revealing that they were not set to appeal the decision to the Munster Council and implored them to reconsider their verdict.

In an official statement released last night, the hearings committee revealed that they had reinstated the two clubs to competitive action as a result of the clubs' representations, the apologies both had made to the county board and the GAA public, and the undertakings given concerning future good behaviour.

The committee did opt to increase the fine imposed on each club to €10,000, but both clubs achieved the major prize of being back in action with Bride Rovers set for a third round meeting with Blarney, and Glen Rovers progressing to a fourth round clash against St Finbarr's.

Glen Rovers club officer Finbarr McCarthy last night stated: "We're delighted to be back in the championship, and now we're just concentrating on our next-round tie against St Finbarr's."


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