St Muredachs College, Ballina, who pulled out of the Connacht senior colleges semi-final earlier this week have confirmed that they were unable to field a team because of swine flu.
The Mayo boys were due to play Tuam side St Jarlath’s in the semi final earlier this week.
However, they were forced to withdraw from the competition because they couldn’t field a senior line-up.
Manager Robbie Reynolds told the Irish Examiner, “Between swine flu and injuries we couldn’t field a team. It is the first time it has ever happened us and is very tough on the lads.
“We have around 10 or 12 lads from the first team missing. We have a lot of young lads anyway, but we still couldn’t field a team of juveniles in a senior competition.”
Jarlath’s will face either St Colman’s Claremorris or St Mary’s from Galway in the Connacht final.