Cork football captain Doireann O'Sullivan hopes dual issue will be resolved

CORK ladies football captain Doireann O'Sullivan is hopeful a resolution to the dual player issue will be resolved in the coming weeks.

A number of dual Cork players are in the unacceptable position of having to choose between camogie or football as both Rebel sides are due to be in championship action at the same time.

On the weekend of November 7-8, the Cork ladies footballers are due to play Kerry and the camogie side are in action against Galway.

But Doireann said she is both hopeful and confident a resolution can be found.

“I am very hopeful a resolution can be found to this issue in the coming weeks,” said Doireann, “I know the Cork camogie and ladies football boards, the LGFA, Camogie Association and the WGPA are all working hard to resolve this.

“They are all huge ambassadors for both sports and they should not have to choose between the two. To get to the top in two sports takes a huge amount of dedication, along with skill and talent and they should not have to make a decision like this.

“Time is of the essence as there are only a few weeks to games, but as I said I am hopeful it will be resolved,” concluded Doireann.

She was speaking as the Ladies Gaelic Football Association announced currentaccount.ie – the current account from your credit union – as new sponsors of the LGFA’s All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championships.

Currentaccount.ie will also sponsor the LGFA’s annual All-Ireland Club 7s blitz day and National Volunteer awards, in a three-year partnership.

Currentaccount.ie will now become title sponsors of the LGFA’s flagship club competitions – namely the currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Ladies Junior, Intermediate and Senior Club Championships – as well as the All-Ireland Club 7s competitions, which are normally held on the eve of the TG4 All-Ireland finals.

Ladies Gaelic Football Association CEO Helen O’Rourke said: “We have been looking for a sponsor for our All-Ireland Club Championships for some time – and we believe that the presence of currentaccount.ie will take our competitions to a whole new level.

“The LGFA and the credit union network are very much volunteer-driven organisations with a shared ethos and values, and this new partnership is a wonderful fit for us.

“We look forward to working with currentaccount.ie during the course of the three-year relationship – and it is most timely to announce our sponsorship on International Credit Union Day.” 

Speaking on behalf of currentaccount.ie, Chief Executive Seamus Newcombe commented: “Volunteer-run organisations like the LGFA and credit unions are at the heart of communities throughout Ireland. Both organisations are characterised by their not-for-profit ethos and the local community volunteers who give freely of their time to develop and enhance their services for their members.

“Currentaccount.ie is delighted with this partnership with LGFA. Credit Unions and LGFA have a common purpose - to enhance the lives of members and communities, and share similar values based on integrity, inclusiveness, fairness and innovation.”

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