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Kerry hurling boss cuts three brothers from panel for playing soccer game

John Meyler says trio will play no further part while the county board insist the decision is the manager’s.

KERRY HURLING MANAGER John Meyler has excluded three brothers from his senior panel for reportedly playing a game of soccer last week.

Kerry’s Eye today report that Liam, Mikey and Padraig Boyle will play no further part in the 2012 season after talks with Meyler.

The Wexford native is said to have taken the decision after he learned the Ballyduff trio played a game of football on a Thursday night; the county panel train on Wednesdays and Fridays.

When contacted this afternoon, one Kingdom spokesperson insisted that the county board would not be getting involved in the situation.

“That’s an issue for the manager — what he does is up to him and we’ll be making no comment on it whatsoever,” the official said.

Meyler explained the decision was made due to a perceived lack of commitment.

“I informed the players involved earlier this week and thanked them for their time with the panel. I can no longer select players who are not 100%  committed to the Kerry hurling panel,” he told the newspaper.

The manager is the father of Sunderland and Ireland midfielder, David Meyler, incidentally. The Kingdom are currently win-less after two games in Division 2A.

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