The Division one status for 2008 was sorted over the weekend when Offaly’s appeal against the 9 team league was turned down and Limerick beat Laois in the play off, all meaning that Limerick stay in division 1, Offaly are relegated to division 2 and Laois stay put in division 2.
Offaly’s appeal was looking for division 1 to be 10 teams rather than the 9 teams it’s set for, but despite gaining some support at central council and actually winning the vote 23-17, they didn’t get the two thirds majority they needed. It was another typical piece of GAA nonsense, Offaly knew months ago the situation, why didn’t they lodge their objection back then? Ludicrous claims about the death of Offaly hurling by their manager are nonsense and uncalled for. Their needs to be a good split in the leagues to prevent a clear two tier and allow some realistic promotion and relegation , if Offaly were that concerned they shouldn’t have leaked 6 goals to Limerick in the first play off.
Limerick as expected saw off Laois on a scoreline of 3-15 to 1-13 but the Laois men put up a good display and but for some wayward shooting and a total over-reliance on James Young for their scores they might have been even closer. Andrew O’Shaughnessy was Limerick’s main score-getter with 2-8.
Limerick finally seal it
2008 Hurling League Fixtures
Hurling Fixtures for February 9th and 10th