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Creedon blasts 'crazy' pile-up

Published 19/03/2014 | 02:30

26 May 2013; Tipperary manager Peter Creedon. Munster GAA Football Senior Championship, Quarter-Final, Kerry v Tipperary, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
26 May 2013; Tipperary manager Peter Creedon. Munster GAA Football Senior Championship, Quarter-Final, Kerry v Tipperary, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

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."

Irish Independent

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