In criticising scheduling of two county finals in Ladies Football and Camogie in 26 hours involving her club Cahir, Tipperary's Aishling Moloney feels that something had to give, with the club now opting not to field a team in the camogie decider.
"We have to take a stand, we have to raise awareness," Moloney said of the situation the club find themselves in.
This coming Saturday, Cahir are down to face Knockavilla in the county junior A camogie final, while on Sunday, Aherlow are their opponents in the senior A football final.
Moloney, also a two-time winner with Tipperary, has been vocal on the issue all week, more so because of what was asked of Cahir a fortnight ago.
She continued: "It's hard to fathom really. It probably comes down to lack of communication. Back on the weekend of the 12/13 September we played the Junior A camogie semi-final followed by the football semi on the Sunday.
"We feel like we are not being accommodated. The issue of player welfare is a real concern.
"I'm exhausted and the whole thing has taken its toll.
🤯🤯🤯On the weekend of the 12/13th of Sept we played two County Semi Finals, Junior A Camogie followed by Senior Football and suffered the consequences. 16 dual players, 10 being starters. This coming weekend the 26th and 27th we are expected to compete in two County Finals— Aishling Moloney (@MoloneyAishling) September 22, 2020
"It's an awful lot to ask for my colleagues and I to play both games this weekend. We did it on the 12/13 September. We kept it quiet and said nothing. We survived that weekend, we were down nine points in the football with five minutes to go. The knockon effects of all that were felt the following week.
"I don't know what we have to do. It can be so easily solved. Simple communication and these issues could be solved.
Last weekend was a camogie weekend. The senior and intermediate finals were played, so we don't understand why our junior final could not have taken place when it was flagged three or four weeks ago with the county board.
"We have to take a stand, we have to raise awareness. It's not an issue in Tipperary. Since I put up the tweets I have got so many private messages from people who appreciate that we are standing up for ourselves."
And so on Thursday evening, Cahir Camogie Club, issued a statement, informing the Tipperary County board that they will not be sending out a team to play in the upcoming decider.
"It's upsetting that we have to do this. There are girls on the camogie team who don't play football.
"Sport is there to be enjoyed and you don't want to be engaging in this kind of controversy. Growing up I was encouraged to play camogie and football.
"With this going on, dropout will occur. We have raised awareness and we hope it won't happen again."