THE Leinster Leader has learned that Seanie Johnston has re-submitted his transfer request from Cavan Gales to St. Kevin’s GAA Club in Kildare. The transfer, it is believed, has been signed by the Kildare GAA autorities and will arrive in Croke Park in Monday morning’s post, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.
The long running saga has now taken a dramatic twist when it seemed that the proposed transfer to St. Kevin’s and ultimately to Kildare, was dead in the water having been turned down by Croke Park, Cavan and the various appeals committees, leaving the Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) the only avenue remaining. A road that was obviously decided not to go down.
Now however, Johnston has decided to re-resubmit his request to play his club footbal with St, Kevin’s. That request, singed by Kildare GAA authorities, will now go to Croke Park who will then send it on to Cavan Gaels who will have to decide what there stance is, along of course with Cavan Co. Board.
So it seems the Cavan man is not going to give up his quest to play his football within Kildare and ultimately his county football with Kildare.
However, another potential stumbling block could be on the horizon for Johnston as a motion set to be debated at Congress, in two weeks time, is seeking to bring in a rule that a player who moves clubs, outside of his own county, cannot play with that partaiacular county until he has played for his new club for a 12 month period.
That motion lookes fairly sure to be passed but from what date it would then be implemented could be very interesting.