Cork boss Conor Counihan believes a rule preventing All Star midfielder Aidan Walsh from playing college football will hamper his development.

The GAA’s Higher Education Board have enforced a rule that stops players who have enrolled in more than two college courses from playing for a third level side.

Walsh has studied in two courses in Cork IT and is now in DCU, meaning he is unable to line out for the college team.

Counihan told DCU FM: "This seems unfair because fellows at 18 or 19 aren’t sure about their future and they don’t know which courses are appropriate.

"Each case is judged on its merits but I think it’s unfortunate that he has been a victim in this.

"I think like any player it would broaden his education, he would have come under top quality coaches, he’d be playing at a very high level of football and that could only be good for the development of the player so it’s a setback from that point of view."