Leitrim GAA County Board have confirmed in a statement that four members of the Leitrim Senior Football panel have been dropped from the squad following what they have termed “breaches of discipline that have fallen below the strict code of standards as agreed by team managment and players.”
The statement, released in the last 20 minutes, has declined to name the four panel members who have been excluded from the squad due to take on London in the Connacht Senior Championship Semi-Final on Sunday, June 23.
However, the Observer understands that the four players dropped are Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s duo Wayne McKeon and Shane Moran and Eslin brothers Tomas and Conor Beirne. Both McKeon and Tomas Beirne started for Leitrim in the recent victory over New York in Gaelic Park with Beirne winning the Man of the Match award.
The County Board’s statement in full reads “As a result of breaches of discipline that have fallen below the strict code of standards as agreed by team management and players, four panel members have been excluded from the Leitrim Senior Football panel. There will be no further comment issued by Leitrim GAA on this matter.”
The loss of McKeon and Tomas Beirne in particular in a massive loss for Leitrim as they attempt to reach their first Provincial Final since 2000 while Conor Beirne and Shane Moran were expected to push hard for starting places against London, the Ballinamore man having missed the trip to New York due to exam commitments.
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