Camogie championship draw deferred after appeals over ‘coin toss’ decision

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The Camogie Association have confirmed that the draw for the final qualifier from Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship has been deferred.

A statement on their website said it had been: “deferred on foot of appeals lodged by both Dublin and Clare.

“Clare’s 4-19 to 1-6 win over Derry at Cusack Park drew Colm Honan’s charges level with Dublin in third place of the group and it remains to be seen which of those will play Wexford in one of the two All-Ireland quarter-finals.”

Dublin camogie manager Shane O’Brien.

Last week Dublin manager Shane O’Brien went on about the fact that, in the event of Clare winning against Derry at the weekend, both Clare and Dublin would be level on points and there would be a coin toss to decide who went through.

“We’re bitterly disappointed for the player’s welfare, for the sacrifices the players have made,” O’Brien said. “To be honest, the players are distraught really. They’ve given so much of their time and made so many sacrifices.”

“It’s such an injustice that makes a mockery of the competition. Clare, I’m sure would be of a similar view. To go out on the toss of a coin just doesn’t make sense.”

It appears Clare are of the same view, and the draw will be delayed until after the outcome of the appeals – with a play-off between the two sides seeming like the obvious solution.

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