THE switch of the All-Ireland Ladies Finals to Sunday, October 7 to accommodate the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final replay between Kilkenny and Galway on the original date of September 30 has had little affect on Kerry's preparations for the Senior Final with Cork according to Ladies Chairman Donal Barry.
"We've been waiting 19 years to get back to the final so another week won't hurt us!" he told The Kerryman on Tuesday.
Bar the printing of posters and other stationery associated with the original date, the disruption and cost is minimal according to Mr Barry.
"It might have an effect on the clubs travelling up to take part in the All-Ireland Sevens, but we're lucky in that our County Senior Ladies Final is the only major fixture we have to complete in terms of having a representative for the Munster Club competitions. Our Intermediate and Junior teams are already known and with the agreement of the clubs and the players we've decided to defer the County Final until after the AllIreland has been played," the Ladies Chairman said.
Defending champions Sliabh Luachra will play Southern Gaels in that fixture after defeating Sneem/Kenmare/Dr Crokes and Laune Rangers respectively in last Friday night's semifinals.