Naomh Ultan boundary issue again raised

Naomh Ultan boundary issue again raised
The complex issue of the boundaries between Naomh Ultan, Naomh Naille, Killybegs and Ardara reared it’s head again at Monday night’s county committee meeting.

The complex issue of the boundaries between Naomh Ultan, Naomh Naille, Killybegs and Ardara reared it’s head again at Monday night’s county committee meeting.

Naomh Ultan delegate Terence McGinley made an impassioned plea to the board to give clarity to the issue whereby up to “49 youngsters who are living in our area are registered with Killybegs and St Naul’s.”

The Naomh Ultan delegate said the matter was going nowhere and that the Board were doing nothing to resolve the issue.

County chairman Sean Dunnion said this was “not right” as the committee had met twice and corresponded with two of the clubs.

One of the clubs had sent back correspondence and another club was due to reply by tomorrow.

“It will be dealt with”.

The Naomh Ultan said his club had gone through the same process last year, submitting a list of members for registration.

“Nothing has happened and it looks like we are at a stone wall.

“We are sitting now with our youngsters being registered with two other clubs, Killybegs and St Naul’s.

“There is something badly wrong.

“It has been ignored every time it comes up” he claimed.

Killybegs delegate, John Cunningham, said a figure of 30 players had been quoted as playing with Killybegs.

“There’s 14 of them girls and the Ladies come under a different governorship than we have.

“We also have three minors, three under 14s and five under 8s.

“The reason they are on the list is that they were registered under family membership.

“So it is not totally accurate what has been said.

“We sent correspondence to the county board as of last October and we have had no reply as of yet.”

He said he did not want to have an argument with anyone.

Terence McGinley said that what was in question was “members” and not players as had been previously suggested.

He added that the young girls are “supposed to be registered with Naomh Ultan”.

“If we have no Ladies team they can play with Killybegs, no problem.

“If they are living in our club area they have to be registered with us.

“Those are the rules.

He said he had no animosity towards other clubs but wanted to stand up for the club’s “rights”.

County chairman Sean Dunnion said a “determination” would be made on the matter.

“We have tried to mediate over the years and it has not worked.

“This committee has been set up.

“It is not going to be a simple swipe of the pencil to sort this.

“That’s not going to happen.”