Mattie Lennon has resigned as Monaghan senior hurling manager after a row over fixtures could not be resolved.
The row has lead to the County Board saying that the hurlers will not complete their final Division 3A National Hurling League fixture with Fingal on Sunday unless the situation is resolved. There are also doubts over the county’s participation in the Nicky Rackard Cup.
The players, many who play both football and hurling for their clubs, are angered by the scheduling of club football games for Wednesday night.
That gives them just three full days to recover in time for the divisional decider against second-placed Fingal in Tullamore.
Lennon resigned after his request to have the club football fixtures – both senior and intermediate league ties – postponed was refused by the Monaghan County Board.
The Gaelic Players Association has been informed of the decision and is liaising with the Monaghan squad so as to decide what the best course of action might be in terms of participation in the Nicky Rackard Cup.