Afterwards, we spoke to Monica Kennedy-Phelan, the Chairperson of Laois Cumann na mBunscol and, as it happens, the principal of Castletown NS. Her initial response to questions about whether Castletown played their 'A' players was that "Well, Knockmay played all of their 'A' players", a statement so ridiculous we'll leave it stand on its own without further comment.
We were next told that Castletown fielded their 'A' players on "Health and Safety Grounds", because the Castletown 'B' team was too small, and they were afraid they couldn't compete.
If that is the case, you have to wonder why on earth Castletown fielded a 'B' team at all, if they were too small to play.
This bit is gas. It is a common character trait of the Irish gombeen to turn to health and safety when trying to defend the indefensible.