Turmoil in Knockavilla Kickhams as five players have signed transfers to Cashel

Noel Dundon

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Five changes on Tipperary team to play Galway

Ger Browne has handed in a transfer to Cashel King Cormack from his club Knockavilla Kickhams along with his brother and three cousins

A major dispute which had high profile mediators involved failed to get a resolution

There's real turmoil in the Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams club in west Tipperary following news this week that three All-Ireland medalists have sought transfers to neighbouring Cashel King Cormack, following a dispute.


Tipperary senior hurling panelist Ger Browne; u-20 goalkeeper Aaron Browne; and attacker Devon Ryan; and Nathan Ryan; have all handed in transfers this week , tipperarylive.ie understands, following a major dispute which has rumbled on for a number of weeks now. An underage player who has been caught up in the dispute as well is also on the list.


The club had utilised a number of mediators in a bid to solve the impasse with former County Board Chairmen, Con Hogan (Marlfield) and Sean Nugent (Kilsheelan Kilcash); and local clubman, Fianna Fail Cllr Roger Kennedy all holding discussions with opposing sides - their work had not concluded when the level 3 restrictions halted meetings.


The whole crux has led to much acrimony and division within the club which contested the FBD Insurance county intermediate hurling semi- final only a few weeks ago with the four players mentioned forming the central spine of the team.
The transfers have to be passed on to the County Secretary for signing by the Knockavilla Kickhams club and they will then come before the county CCC and a full meeting of the Board for ratification or otherwise.


The transfers can be withdrawn at any stage, but cannot be considered by the Board until the new year.