Thursday 26 April 2018

Condon ruled out of Treaty's Dublin date

Tom Condon, Limerick, is treated for an injury during Westmeath v Limerick
Tom Condon, Limerick, is treated for an injury during Westmeath v Limerick

Donnchadh Boyle and Jackie Cahill

Limerick defender Tom Condon will miss this weekend's 'do or die' qualifier clash with Dublin in Semple Stadium on Saturday.

Condon picked up a collarbone injury during the Treaty's unconvincing win over Westmeath which then saw TJ Ryan's side drawn to face Ger Cunningham's Dublin - who themselves saw off Laois - for a place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

The other side of the draw sees a repeat of the 2013 All-Ireland final as Clare take on Cork. Clare saw off Offaly last weekend to record their first championship win since that All-Ireland while Jimmy Barry-Murphy's Cork beat Wexford.

Both games will be played as part of a triple header in Thurles with the Tipperary footballers facing Louth in the curtain-raiser. Dublin's clash with Limerick will be live on RTé, while the Clare-Cork clash will be shown on Sky.

Elsewhere, Eamonn Ryan has described as "extraordinary" the prospect of another dual fixtures clash for the Cork Ladies football and camogie teams on Saturday.

Cork are senior provincial and All-Ireland holders in both grades but face a tricky dual dilemma at the weekend, with both sides in championship action on the same day. It is believed that the three players affected will be available for both teams as the venues are within 40 minutes of each other.

Cork are playing Offaly at Páirc Uí Rinn at 2pm in an All-Ireland senior camogie championship group fixture ahead of the TG4 Munster senior football final against Kerry in Mallow at 6pm.

Cork football captain Ciara O'Sullivan described the scenario as "ridiculous".

SH QUALIFIERS - Saturday, July 11

(Extra-time if necessary)

All-Ireland SHC Round 2

Semple Stadium: Dublin v Limerick, 5.0 (LIVE RTÉ)

Semple Stadium: Clare v Cork,

7.0 (LIVE SKY)

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