Tyrone ladies have requested a change to their all Ireland senior championship relegation semi-final with Cavan fixed for Saturday 21st August. County officials were in touch with the LGFA in Dublin, including President Michael Naughton with a proposal that also includes a Croke Park double header stating it would be a massive boost to integration and the role of ladies sport, coming just hours after Kellie Harrington’s boxing success in the Olympic Games. However it appears that proposal has been ruled out.
The move came in light of the GAA’s rescheduling of the all Ireland semi-final between Tyrone and Kerry to the same afternoon as the previously scheduled ladies game. It’s understood the LGFA rubbished the request of a double header stating that the Government allowed this weekend’s double bill between Dublin v Mayo in Croke Park as both teams involved are the same in LGFA and GAA.
The precedent however, appears to have already been set on July 31st when five different counties, Tyrone, Monaghan, Cavan , Fermanagh and Mayo were all at headquarters for the Ulster football final as well as the Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cup finals.
In confirmation sent to Tyrone within an hour of the request officials were told they could try and negotiate another date between themselves and Cavan. Those negotiations are currently taking place with Sunday 22nd the obvious choice should HQ not be available.
Both counties had previously requested a change of dates due to camogie, erring on the side of player welfare. The LGFA at the time did not agree to any change in that case.