Johnston opts not take his case to DRA

ACE forward Seanie Johnston has failed to bring his case to the Disputes Resolution Authority.

ACE forward Seanie Johnston has failed to bring his case to the Disputes Resolution Authority.

The Cavan native had his transfer request turned down by the CCCC in Croke Park and that decision was recently upheld by the Central Hearings Committee. Johnston was expected to take his case all the way to the DRA, however, he has now decided against such a move.

Johnston’s transfer from Cavan Gaels to St Kevin’s may not yet be dead in the water however. The player has the option of re-submitting the transfer request to his club, however such a move has not been confirmed by the player.

The talented forward has been living in Straffan for the past number of months and would now be in a better position to provide evidence of his residency in the Kildare village.

Last Saturday Johnston watched St Kevin’s play out a 1-9 to 1-9 draw against Robertstown in the first round of the Senior Football League Division 2.

The Cavan Gaels club man has also been training with the Kildare junior panel over the past number of weeks and was again in St Conleth’s Park last Sunday to watch the Lilies comfortably overcome Westmeath.

Meanwhile, Celbridge’s Conor Brophy and Sean Hurley have both opted out of committing to Kieran McGeeney’s senior panel for the remainder of the season.

Hurley recently lined out for Alan Barry’s Under 21 side in their Leinster Championship defeat to Offaly in Gracefield, while Brophy featured for the Lilies during the O’Byrne Cup campaign.