In all, 21 inter-club transfers have been ratified by the County Board. They are:
Joey O’Hanlon, Frank Law and Cathal Quigley (Mooncoin to Carrigeen); Richard O’Shea and Mark Long (Piltown to Carrigeen); Stephen Blackmore and David Byrne (Carrigeen to Piltown); Eoin O’Donnell, Paul Dermody, Derek Deegan, Conrad Cooper (St Lachtain’s to Three castles); Jack Boland (Threecastles to St Lachtain’s); Mark Nolan (Dicksboro to St Lachtain’s); Scott Stapleton (St Patrick’s to Lisdowney); Vincent Brophy (Conahy Shamrocks to St Patrick’s); Rob O’Keeffe (Kilmacow to Danesfort); Gary Mason (Thomastown to Ballyhale Shamrocks); Richrd Stapleton and Shane Stapleton (James Stephens to Dicksboro); Cyril Stedman (O’Loughlin Gaels to Cloneen); Cian McCormack (O’Loughlin Gaels to St Martin’s).
Start of leagues
Meanwhile, the start of the senior and intermediate hurling leagues was confirmed for the weekend of Friday, April 11/13. Subsequent rounds will be played on - round 2, Friday, May 9/11; round 3, Thursday, May 15/17; round 4, Friday, July 11/13 and round 5, all on Saturday, August 16 (senior) and Sunday, August 17 (intermediate).
The top team in each group (A and B) contest the league final, with the runners-up making the Shield decider.