Horgan opts for GAA in fixture dilemma

GAELIC football has won out over soccer in an agonising battle for Cork City defender Neal Horgan’s sporting affections this weekend.

Cork City host Shelbourne tonight in Turner’s Cross in a key top-of-the-table clash in the Airtricity League First Division as Tommy Dunne’s charges, currently in second place, seek to make inroads into Shelbourne’s 10-point advantage.

But they will have to plan without their experienced defender Horgan as he is involved with St Finbarr’s as they face city rivals Na Piarsaigh in the fourth round of the Cork senior football championship tomorrow afternoon.

Horgan is focusing his attentions on the Togher club’s clash which takes place in Páirc Uí Rinn at 3.30pm. The 31-year-old, a key member of City’s 2005 Premier Division-winning side, returned to the St Finbarr’s senior football setup last season. He grabbed a starting berth at wing-back during their senior football campaign only for their county title hopes to be dashed when they suffered a final defeat to Nemo last October.

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