Ulster Schools have explained the absence of An Dun from this year’s Mageean Cup Schools hurling competition.
The An Dun team, which was an amalgamated team of the best players from the schools in Down, won the Mageean cup last year.
However, this year they are not taking part in the competition.
Portaferry’s Karol Keating took to twitter to complain
Very disappointing to here tor An Dun Mageean team has been pulled by the @ulsterschools @UlsterGAA Surely this has to be appealed and addressed ASAP @AnDunCandG @OfficialDownGAA @portaferrygac @bailecrann @BallygalgetGAC @BredaghGAC1 @CarryduffCLG @NewryShamrocks @newryhurler1
— karol keating (@mursur01) September 12, 2019
Keating argued that An Dun should be playing in the competition.
The Ulster Schools secretary Seamus Woods told Gaelic Life that the entry for the competition should have been made by June this year, but they had no entry from An Dun by July 10.
When they had not entered, Ulster schools then contacted Down and told them:
The Mageean Cup is the A schools hurling competition.