Cork play down sideline ‘altercation’ talk

Cork GAA officials have dismissed suggestions there was an altercation between a Cork football panellist and member of the Rebel management at Saturday’s qualifier game with Longford.

Radio commentary of the game referred to an incident involving a player and member of management during Cork’s win, with plenty of subsequent discussion of the matter on social media.

Yesterday, however, county officials said the exchange had simply been misinterpreted, with the team and management now focused on their Round 4B qualifier clash with Donegal on Saturday week in Croke Park.

Donegal were beaten by Tyrone in Sunday’s Ulster final and will also provide the opposition for the Cork minor footballers. The minors’ game against Donegal will throw-in at 2pm on July 30th, followed by the senior clash at 4pm; there will be another senior clash on the bill at 6pm, with Mayo taking on Westmeath.

Two of the All-Ireland quarter-finals will be played the following day, with Galway and Kerry taking on the survivors from qualifier Round 4A.

The Cork-Donegal game means the county SHC game scheduled for Páirc Uí Rinn tomorrow night between Douglas and Imokilly has been postponed, with county footballers Eoin and Alan Cadogan also on the Douglas hurling panel.

Páirc Uí Rinn will also host this evening’s Cork U21 ‘A’ HC first round clash between Carrigaline and Midleton, the fixture initially scheduled for Caherlag.

Páirc Uí Rinn will stage a Cork SHC replay double-header on Sunday; the second instalment of Erin’s Own and St Finbarr’s throws in at 2.15pm, with Glen Rovers and Sarsfields getting underway at 4pm. Sarsfields and Glen Rovers played a thrilling extra-time draw on Saturday night , while Erin’s Own and St Finbarr’s gave a repeat on the Sunday.


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