The on-going discontent between club managers and the county management has raised its head yet again, following Kilcar’s decision not to field in an All-County League Division One clash with Termon on Friday evening.
Kilcar refused to field, when it emerged they would have to play the game without their county stars, who had been informed earlier in the day not to play by the county management.
Donegal are currently preparing for an Ulster Final against Monaghan on July 20th.
Termon travelled to Towney on Friday night, and were left fuming at the decision by Kilcar not to field.
Termon had a number of players travel from different parts of the country to make it back for the match.
Those players had to take a half day at work in order to make it back in time for the match, and were furious to find out that no game would be played.
Referee Ian Molloy awarded Termon a walkover and it’s expected Termon will be awarded the two points.
Those two points could prove to be crucial as Termon battle to avoid relegation.
The return of former Finn Harps star James Doherty has boosted the Burn Road men, and he helped them get their first league win of the season against Ardara last week.
However, the decision by Kilcar not to field against Termon has again raised the issue of the club versus county debate which has raged over the last number of years.
The decision to postpone the club championship until Donegal’s involvement in the All-Ireland series ends was met with widespread criticism in GAA circles.
The plight of the club player seems to be continuous and the incident on Friday has only reaffirmed the problem that exists.
County players were allowed to play for their clubs yesterday afternoon, Eamon and Neil McGee lined out for Gaoth Dobhair as they defeated Glenswilly 2-12 to 0-11.
Gaoth Dobhair’s other county starlet Odhran Mac Niallais sat out the clash after sustaining an ankle injury in training.
Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher didn’t play for Glenswilly, while Kilcar with the aid of their county starlets romped to an easy victory against Four Masters.