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Mayo face sanction for withdrawal from NY match

Updated: Friday, 28 Sep 2012 20:48 | Comments

Mayo have withdrawn from the FBD League final
Mayo have withdrawn from the FBD League final

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Connacht GAA say they are  disappointed and annoyed by Mayo’s decision to pull out of the FBD League final with New York and will now consider a punishment for the county.

Mayo yesterday blamed fixture congestion and player unavailability for their decision to opt out of that the trip to New York on 7 October.

Connacht GAA said in a statement: “Connacht GAA would like to express its extreme disappointment and annoyance at Mayo GAA withdrawing from the Connacht GAA FBD competition at such short notice, considering the home final was played in January and the date for the final in New York had been decided in October 2011.

“Their action has greatly upset the players, management and officials of the New York team who had been making arrangements to host the All Ireland finalists in the Gaelic Park.

“Connacht GAA Council wish to thank the competition sponsors FBD, for their understanding at this time and to thank them for their loyal sponsorship of the competition from the outset

“In the coming weeks Connacht GAA Council will consider what sanctions to impose on the Mayo GAA County Board for failing to fulfil the fixture.”

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