BOYFRIEND OF DUBLIN CAPTAIN SINEAD GOLDRICK WON’T SEE HER FINAL DUE TO FIXTURE CLASH.
SINEAD GOLDRICK will join a unique club of players who’ve captained their county in an All-Ireland senior final this weekend.
Goldrick is the skipper of Dublin ladies footballers, who are seeking to end the dominance of the all-conquering Cork side who’ve won eight of the last nine All-Ireland titles.
In what could be the pinnacle of Goldrick’s career, her boyfriend, Dublin hurler David Treacy, won’t be able to see her play due to a clash of fixtures with the Dublin SHC.
Treacy’s club Cuala face Ballyboden St. Enda’s in the quarter-finals on Sunday and it’s not just her that’s affected.
“I think in the clubs themselves there would be a lot of people who (are affected),” said Goldrick.
“Three players involved on the Dublin team, Martha Burns from Cuala too. That’s four or five people being affected from the games being on at the same time.”
“I think for Dublin to be in an All-Ireland final, and we haven’t been there since 2010, and we’ve been working five or six days a week, you want as much of your family and friends to be at the occasion.
“It’s taken away supporters that would have wanted to come to the ladies final.”
It isn’t a situation unique to the capital either. Dublin’s opponents on Sunday, Cork, are also victims of a clash with club fixtures this weekend where the SHC is also taking place.(The Score)