Thurles Sarsfields have become the second dual club in a matter of days to reveal that they have been asked to play camogie and ladies football fixtures on the same day.
Eight of the Tipperary side's players are on the panels for the camogie intermediate championship semi-final, which has been scheduled for 2pm on Sunday, and the intermediate football decider (6pm).
In a statement on the ladies football Twitter page, the club said that despite efforts to refix one of the games, the only concession made was that the football match was pushed back from the initial throw-in time of 3pm.
"The situation has been deemed unavoidable and the fixture stands," the club said.
"We feel as a club that this is extremely unfair on the players involved and their teammates and coaches, with both teams having put in an immeasurable amount of work to get to this stage of their competitions," the statement added.
"Playing two games the same weekend would be unheard of for our male counterparts, despite the greater number of teams and dual players, never mind two games in the space of four hours.
"Unfortunately clashes of this nature are nothing new to camogie and ladies football players, not alone in Tipp but across the country at all age groups. By highlighting this issue, we hope that both boards can come together at all levels to work on protecting the efforts of all our players in the future."
(7/7) Naturally we will not concede a county final, nor will we use these events as an excuse, win, lose or draw. Instead, accepting the situation as is, this will be our club's last word on the matter as we get ready to do all we can to prepare for the weekend ahead 🔵⚪— Thurles Sarsfield's Ladies Football (@sars_ladiesFB) September 23, 2019
Last weekend, Dublin club Cuala were forced to concede a camogie championship game as it would have taken place eight hours before the intermediate county football final on the same day.
It seems likely Sarsfields will attempt to play both games: "Naturally we will not concede a county final, nor will we use these events as an excuse, win, lose or draw. Instead, accepting the situation as is, this will be our club's last word on the matter as we get ready to do all we can to prepare for the weekend ahead."
Fixture clashes between camogie and ladies football arise more often than their male counterparts as the sports have separate governing bodies, as opposed to hurling and Gaelic football both being administered by the GAA.