D-Day approaches in Morris transfer saga

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The ongoing saga around Jordan Morris’s proposed transfer to Kingscourt Stars is expected to be concluded one way or the other within the next week, with a source indicating that it is currently “50-50” as to whether the transfer will go through.

The Meath star requested a transfer from Nobber to Kingscourt but it is understood that Nobber have objected to the move.

The matter is currently being dealt with by Croke Park, who have collated all correspondence and are expected to rule on it in the next week.

Kingscourt made a submission last Friday in relation to the transfer. Underpinning their case is the fact that Morris began his football career at juvenile level with the Stars. The club have also stated that he is currently residing in the town. His home address previously, it is understood, was "Kingscourt, Co Meath".

The player has other strong links with the Cavan club, with his father Gary, a former Cavan minor player, having won a Senior Championship medal for the Stars. Jordan also works in the town.

He is regarded as one of the best young forwards in the game and has nailed down a starting place with the Royals under the management of Andy McEntee, himself, incidentally, a Nobber native.

Having scored 2-6 for Nobber in their Intermediate Championship final win in 2020, he went on to bag 3-4 on his Leinster SFC debut for Meath against Wicklow. He was previously awarded the Meath Young Footballer of the Year accolade in 2017.

There is no suggestion that the 21-year-old will switch county allegiances to Cavan but if the transfer is approved, he would be a major asset to Kingscourt, who lost the 2020 county final in a replay and made the semi-final last year.

"Jordan approached us," stated a source in Kingscourt. "We are hopeful that the transfer will go through but it is 50-50 at the moment."