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Munster Senior League Controversy: Latest Developments

The controversy that has engulfed the end of the 2013/14 Munster Senior League campaign is far from over, but developments are expected next Tuesday.

As reported by Pundit Arena on May 31st, the Premier Division of the Munster Senior League (MSL) has descended into farce as a result of the MSL’s decision to award Everton three points due to Leeds AFC playing an ineligible player, and their failure to treat Leeds’ other opponents in the same manner, namely University College Cork (UCC).

UCC finished in second place in the Premier Division, one point behind winners Avondale. However, the Students drew 1-1 with Leeds earlier in the season in a game that involved the ineligible player and believe they too should receive the full match points. This would see UCC finish ahead of Avondale with a total of 42 points.

It is quite a mess.

UCC’s Protest and Objection will be heard at a meeting of the MSL this Tuesday night (June 17th) at 7:30pm in Ballyphehane Community Centre, Cork.

Pundit Arena spoke to Kieran Nestor, Chairman of the UCC Soccer Alumni Committee regarding the matter and he stressed that the college just want transparency and consistency for all teams in the MSL.

“The objection that UCC lodged is based around the fact that if Everton were given three points due to Leeds’ fielding of an ineligible player, why is it that no other clubs the player played against were also given three points?”

The MSL have not returned Pundit Arena’s calls but we are hopeful of speaking with them in the next 24 hours.


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