Friday 6 March 2009

The clubs are speaking...loud and clear.

My home club, Douglas, voted last night in an EGM on the current impasse between the 2008 Hurling panel and the Cork County Board. Club members turned out in force to have their say, in scenes which are being repeated across the county all week.

156 members attended last night, faced with two motions:
1. Should Gerald McCarthy and the 2009 management team step down?
Yes - 134 (86%); No - 19 (12%); Spoiled - 3 (2%)

2. Should club delegates return to their clubs for guidance before voting on motions raised by the county board?
Yes - 149 (96%); No - 5 (3%); Spoiled - 2 (1%)

Chairmen of the county's clubs are due to meet independent of the players tonight in Clonakilty, before meeting the payers again on Sunday night in Douglas. In between at least another ten clubs will hold EGM's to vote on the motions above. This follows overwhelming support from the members of Nemo Rangers, Ballincollig and Na Piarsigh.

There is some concern however than junior clubs are not going to be represented in nay discussion at next week's county board meeting as their divisions are not going to hold a vote in advance of that meeting. More on that here.

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