Abbeyfeale, Monday – In a surprising turn of events at yesterday’s Limerick Championships football match, Abbeyfeale Football Club claimed a walkover win against their opponents, the Newcastle West team. The match, which took place in Templeglantine, marked Abbeyfeale’s first game in a considerable amount of time.
However, the excitement turned into puzzlement when the Newcastlewest team did not arrive at the venue. Abbeyfeale’s players and supporters were left wondering about the reason behind their opponents’ absence. Failing to make an appearance meant an automatic forfeit for the Newcastlewest team.
Mr Maurice Dee, the well-respected referee and secretary of the Templeglantine Club, had no choice but to officially award the match to Abbeyfeale. Although the victory was handed to them effortlessly, the Abbeyfeale Football Club surely would have preferred a chance to showcase their skills and teamwork on the field after their lengthy hiatus.
The unexpected outcome raised more questions than answers, leaving many curious about the reasons behind Newcastle West’s no-show. Regardless, Abbeyfeale Football Club took the win gracefully and is eager to continue playing in the Limerick Championships.
Kerry News – Wednesday 28 January 1903