6th February 2003
Kehoe meets Marty Morris and calls on elements of County Board to decommission their mindsets
Sinn Fein Councillor Nicky Kehoe last night held a three hour meeting with Dublin hurling manager Marty Morris to discuss the fall out from last Monday's meeting of the Dublin County Board. Speaking following the meeting Cllr. Kehoe said:
``Last night I spoke with Dublin hurling manager Marty Morris to discuss the fallout from last Monday's meeting of the Dublin County Board. Following that discussion and concerns expressed that the entire management team was going to leave as a result of the negative behaviour of a small element of the County Board, I decided to step down in the best interests of Dublin hurling.
``It is totaly unacceptable that such a small group on the County Board can behave in such a destructive fashion and attempt to exclude me because of my political beliefs. These people need to decomission their mindsets and look at people for their skills and not on the basis of labels.
``Dublin hurling must come first and that is the reason that I have taken this difficult decision. I want to wish Marty Morris all the best for Sunday and I hope that Dublin hurling will continue to go from strength to strength.
``I want to thank all those clubs who supported me over the last few weeks, particuarly my own club Naomh Fionnbarra. I will now go back to my club and continue to support Dublin hurling, as I have done for the past 30 years and as did my father before me.'' ENDS
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