Four Masters Ladies win appeal

Four Masters Ladies win appeal
Four Masters Ladies won their appeal to Croke Park last night (Wednesday) and have been granted a replay of their Ulster Intermediate final with Monaghan Harps.

Four Masters Ladies won their appeal to Croke Park last night (Wednesday) and have been granted a replay of their Ulster Intermediate final with Monaghan Harps.

The Donegal Town girls had appealed a decision of the Ulster Ladies Council to award the final to the Monaghan team after controversy surrounded the scoreline in the final in Brewster Park on Sunday week last.

The referee had Four Masters two points ahead at the finish while the scoreboard had Monaghan Harps winning by a point. The referee had told the Four Masters girls well before the finish that the scoreboard was incorrect and that they were ahead and the Four Masters girls had played out the clock armed with that information.

There was confusion at the final whistle when Four Masters celebrated the win, but after intervention by the Monaghan club’s team officials and officials of the Ulster Ladies Council, the result was announced over the public address as a draw.

It looked as if the game was set for a replay but on Tuesday night of last week, the Ulster Council met and awarded the game to Monaghan Harps.

Not surprisingly, Four Masters appealed the decision to Croke Park, and that appeal was heard last night and the Donegal Town club was successful.

The game will now be replayed tomorrow (Friday) night. A venue has not yet been decided. The winners have to travel to Clonbur in Galway on Sunday to play the All-Ireland club semi-final.