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Cadogan out of decider with Cork unlikely to appeal red card

Published 15/04/2011 | 05:00

Corkare unlikely to appeal the red card Eoin Cadogan picked up against Armagh last weekend, meaning the dual star will miss Sunday week's Allianz Football League Division 1 final against Dublin.

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Cadogan was sent off after a clash with Steven McDonnell and it's understood the Rebels won't appeal the decision, a move that clears the way for the 24-year-old to line out for the county's hurlers in their last league match against Anthony Daly's Dublin on Sunday.

"If I miss it, it'd be my second league final in two years to miss out on," said Cadogan. "I missed last year's through injury and it's very disappointing."

Cadogan returned from a training camp with the hurlers in Portugal on Wednesday and this weekend reverts to the small ball. However, the Douglas man insists his schedule is manageable and he will continue to line out for both the hurlers and footballers for as long as possible.

Unique

"I am in a unique situation where I have two managers that are accommodating me," he said. "Growing up, you always wanted to represent your county and I am getting the chance to do it in both (codes), so for as long as possible you want to keep maintaining the high standards.

"Maybe the year previous I would have played a bit more hurling so I suppose there is a bit more balance there this year. I think last week was my ninth or 10th in a row playing.

"The main thing really is to stay injury free. Last year, I picked up a (stress fracture) injury that ruled me out for six weeks. It is a frustrating time really and it was a rare enough injury because I would not have heard of too many fellas getting it.

"I am just lucky this year that I have got no injuries, touch wood. I hope it stays that way for the rest of the year and we will see how things pan out after that."

Irish Independent

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