'It's absolutely bonkers' - Cuala star hits out at GAA calendar after missing out Fitzgibbon Cup action
Cian O’Callaghan has predicted a St. Patrick’s Day return for Cuala team mate, Paul Schutte.
Schutte missed the All-Ireland club semi-final over Slaughtneil with a broken finger but his defensive colleague says Schutte will be available to play Clare team Ballyea in the final on March 17th.
"Paul will be back for Patrick's Day,” O’Callaghan stated.
“He's been unlucky with injuries in the past so it's really good to have him back there. He has a lot of experience. He's a really good player so it's good that he'll be available for selection for the final."
O’Callaghan also described the GAA calendar as “crazy” and “bonkers” after he was forced to miss the latter part of UCD’s Fitzgibbon Cup campaign owing to his involvement with Cuala.
Having been initially named as captain of Nicky English’s team, O’Callaghan and his Cuala team mates, Colm Cronin and Jake Malone played the opening two rounds before missing UCD’s defeat to LIT.
“It's crazy, it's absolutely bonkers and everybody can see that. This is my last year in UCD and I wasn't able to play Fitzgibbon Cup because it clashed (with Cuala's run). I played two matches out of four or five.
“It just seems crazy that you can't play for the teams that you should be playing for.
“I think, moving forward, I think everybody knows that it's probably flawed, and they are addressing it at the moment. But it really does have to be looked at in closer detail.”