After being asked to play senior championship games involving nine dual players in two locations today, the Women's Section of Cuala GAA have been forced to concede one of the games in question, namely the camogie encounter.

It was a decision that was not taken lightly by Cuala, in light of player welfare implications, after the scheduling of both games.

The Cuala Senior 2 v Naomh Mearnog quarter-final camogie clash was fixed for 10am, while 6pm in Fingallians is the time and venue for Dublin intermediate football ladies final, where Clanna Gael are the opposition. The latter fixture will now take place.

A statement from Cula GAA on the matter read: "Reflecting Cuala's decade long 'one club' approach to female Gaelic games, these squads have dual nine players - each equally committed to their club football and camogies and an integral part of each squad.

"We, therefore are disappointed, disheartened and deeply frustrated to put in an impossible situation.

"Despite repeated attempts to seek solutions with both county boards, it has not been possible to reschedule either of the games. 

"Both boards are hamstrung by the non-recognition in their respective rule books of the existence of the other code and are therefore operating strictly within their own codes and rules.

"This is not withstanding the fact that both organisations promote the 'one club' initiative and have player welfare policies.

"Having reflected on the player welfare implications of nine players playing central roles with both squads, Cuala Women's section must reluctantly concede the camogie championship game and with that the Cuala squad chances of making a semi-final.

"This is not a 'football v camogie' based decision - simply the least worst option available - the football is a championship final stage with Dublin representation in a Leinster competition required by next weekend."