Creedon blasts 'crazy' pile-up
Published 19/03/2014 | 02:30
Tipperary senior football team manager Peter Creedon has slammed his own county board for a "crazy" fixtures pile-up that could see two of his men play seven games in 14 days.
Clonmel Commercials pair Ian Fahey and Michael Quinlivan were involved in a South U-21 football semi-final against Moyle Rovers last Saturday that went to extra-time, before starting for Tipperary against Antrim in Sunday's Allianz NFL Division 4 tie.
They will start for Tipp against Clare in this evening's Munster U-21 semi-final in Milltown-Malbay. After that, they are facing the prospect of two further club games over the coming weekend as Commercials are pencilled in for a South final against Ballyporeen on Friday night, with a county semi-final against JK Brackens fixed for Sunday.
Fahey and Quinlivan also played against Waterford in last week's Munster U-21 quarter-final and the Division 4 game against Clare three days before.
Describing the situation as "pathetic", a furious Creedon lashed out at Premier County top brass. He said: "It's nothing short of a disgrace to be asking those players to play a club fixture when it could have been fixed for later in the year. They're great lads and they deserve better."