LGFA ‘fully understand’ why All Ireland Ladies Football semi-final was moved for a Limerick hurling training session

LGFA say they ‘fully understand’ why an All Ireland Ladies Football semi final was moved for a Limerick hurling training session.

Cork and Galway were due to face off at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick in a last four clash this weekend.

Cork v Galway was moved to Parnell Park

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Cork v Galway was moved to Parnell Park

However the game has been moved to Parnell Park in Dublin to allow the men’s hurling side to use the Gaelic Grounds for a training session.

Limerick booked their place in the All Ireland hurling final next Sunday against Waterford after beating Galway in the semi final last weekend.

And the LGFA have today released a statement clarifying why they were forced to move their semi final clash away from the Gaelic Grounds.

It said: “The semi-final was originally fixed for Semple Stadium, Thurles, on Saturday November 28, but moved to Sunday, December 6, to accommodate a few Cork dual players.

Limerick will use the pitch for a training session

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Limerick will use the pitch for a training session

“The significant knock-on effect in accommodating Cork was the sourcing of a new venue for the game, and numerous other logistical implications, and the LIT Gaelic Grounds was identified as an alternative host venue.  

“The Limerick senior men’s hurling team qualified for the All-Ireland final last weekend, and Limerick GAA had informed the LGFA on Thursday last that it would no longer be in a position to facilitate our All-Ireland semi-final between Cork and Galway should they qualify for the final.  

“The LGFA wishes to categorically state that we fully understand Limerick’s wish to use their own venue for training purposes next Sunday.  

“Furthermore, we have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Limerick GAA in the past, and our 2019 All-Ireland senior club final was played at the LIT Gaelic Grounds, and we were afforded a warm welcome there, and treated very well.

“In addition, we very much look forward to travelling to the LIT Gaelic Grounds for future games.”

Cork, Ireland – The Sun