Kilcock Ladies Footballers have been reinstated into the Leinster Junior Championship along with Moate of Westmeath and Longford side Grattans.
The extraordinary turn of events comes at the expense of Carlow champions Old Leighlin, who have beaten all three sides enroute to what was meant to be a Leinster final meeting with Navan O’Mahonys on October 26th.
The Carlow Senior Champions won the Leinster Junior Championship in 2018, thus bringing into effect Rule 222: A Club which wins the Provincial Junior or Intermediate Championship must move up a grade for the following year‘s Provincial Championship.
Old Leighlin defeated Moate in the preliminary round, before needing extra time to overcome Kildare Champions Kilcock in the Quarter-Final.
However it is since their most recent victory, a 6-07 to 3-05 win over Longford side Grattans, that this has come to light.
The Longford Intermediate Champions queried that fact as to why they were playing the current Leinster Junior Champions, when Old Leighlin should in fact have been playing in the Leinster Intermediate Championship.
More to follow….