The controversy affecting the South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship took another twist last night, Wednesday, when Carrick Swans were dramatically re-instated in the competition.
The Carrick club had been thrown out of the championship and fined €3,000 over their refusal to play their semi-final replay against Mullinahone, when they claimed they would have 9 players unavailable for a variety of reasons.
When the sanctions were imposed by the South Tipp GAA Board the South Final between Mullinahone and Carrick Davins was scheduled for last Sunday, but was subsequently postponed when Swans decided to lodge an appeal with the GAA’s County Hearings Committee.
That hearing, held in Thurles last night, went in favour of Swans and a new date will have to be arranged for their semi-final replay against Mullinahone.
The reprieve means that Swans are also back in the County Hurling Championship.