By Shaun Casey
DERRY’S joint Camogie captain Aine McAllister has vented her frustrations with the Derry County Board’s decision to play football championship games at the same time that the Oak Leaf Camogs take on Meath in the All-Ireland Intermediate final.
PJ O’Mullan’s side travel to Croke Park on Sunday afternoon to take on the Royal County, with a throw in time of 2:45pm.
Four Intermediate Football Championship games also take place on Sunday with throw in times at 3:30pm, while O’Donovan Rossa face off against Loup in the SFC at the same time.
McAllister, who captain’s the Derry camogie team along with Aoife Ní Chaiside, expressed her disappointment with the fixture clash in a tweet saying, “Very disappointing considering the recent conversations regarding ‘United for Equality.’
McAllister’s reply followed an originally tweet from her sister Sarsh, a former Derry camogie player herself, who said: “Very disappointed to see Derry GAA scheduling a Championship fixture, the same date/time as Derry Camogie compete in their All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final. One step forward, two steps back it seems!”
There are Football Championship games also fixed for Friday and Saturday evening, so it remains unclear whether a schedule change will occur due to the conflict.