Motion on championship defeated

kerry gaa logo.A TOTAL of 11 motions for the Kerry County Convention were dealt with at Monday night’s county committee meeting, with five withdrawn, two not moved due to the absence of a proposer and two lost after a vote.

In the case of two others, the principle of the motion was accepted.

The motion that generated most interest was submitted by the Rathmore Club which proposed that no round of the County Senior Football Championship should be played between the Munster final and Kerry’s exit from the All-Ireland Championship. The motion was heavily defeated.

A proposal from Castlegregory that any player who has played senior county championship or more than five A side games in the county league should not be allowed play with the B team in that year was also defeated as it was pointed out that these situations were already being policed.

Two similar motions, from Castlegregory and Ballymac, that county leagues start in March and be finished by end of September and that the final round of league be played on the first weekend after the All-Ireland football final, generated some discussion but it was felt that fixing an exact date for the completion of the leagues would not be manageable.

Delegates felt there would also be an issue with the availability of county players to their clubs for the final two rounds. It was agreed in principle to accept the spirit of the motions and that, where possible the CCC should work to complete the leagues by the end of September.