Kildare’s Johnston eligible to face Meath
Following a brief appearance in a club hurling game in Kildare, ex-Cavan footballer Seanie Johnston is now eligible to face Meath in the Leinster senior football championship semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday.
Johnston needed to make an appearance in a club championship game in his adopted county to put the final seal on his move to the Lilywhites, but the absence of football championship games in Kildare at the moment presented a problem.
That problem was circumvented today as Johnston started at left corner forward for Coill Dubh – the hurling branch of Johnston’s new club St Kevin’s - in a hurling championship game against Eire Og in Clane.
Johnston was substituted with roughly a minute on the clock. When Coill Dubh gained possession on the throw in, there were shouts from the sidelines of “Leave it in to Seanie!” He never touched the ball however, and his immediate substitution drew a combination of jeers and ironic cheers from the crowd.