Cork's dual players choose one code

Cork's dual players choose one code

The three dual players from Cork caught in a scheduling clash have elected to choose between the codes rather than attempt to make both matches.

Cork face Tipperary in the Munster Camogie final tomorrow, with the match being played in Cashel at 4.30pm.

During the week the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) announced that the Tesco Division 1 final replay had been fixed for the same day, to be played in Portlaoise at 7.30pm.

Briege Corkery will play football on Saturday.

Rena Buckley, Briege Corkery and Meabh Cahalane are the three players who are on both panels.

Cahalane was widely expected to choose camogie and that has been confirmed by Cork camogie manager Paudie Murray.

Murray told the42.ie that he had a conversation with football manager Eamonn Ryan, and confirmed that the other two players would turn out for the footballers instead.

“I was onto Eamonn a while ago and we’re leaving them (Buckley and Corkery) off to play football,” he said. “I don’t want to lose the but the bottom line is I don’t want them to be playing two matches tomorrow.

“Meabh Cahalane is with us and the two girls are with the footballers.”

Cork's dual players choose one code

Paudie Murray is frustrated with the scheduling decisions that forced players to choose one code.

Murray had earlier in the week complained at the unfairness of asking the players to choose.

“It’s a ridiculous situation and very unfair on the girls involved,” he said.

“You’d think that common sense would prevail in a situation like this but obviously not.”

H/T: the42.ie

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