CLOUGHANEELY manager Michael Lynch has called for common sense to prevail with the scheduling of their semi-final replay against Aodh Ruadh.
The intermediate championship final had been slated for next weekend but after Cloughaneely and Aodh Ruadh drew yesterday in their semi-final, Lynch believes the decider should be pushed back a week.
Delaying the final would allow the replay to be played next weekend, rather than having the teams go again in midweek.
“It’s not fair to ask them to go Wednesday,” Lynch told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“When you see boys putting in that effort, it would be ridiculous to ask them to play on Wednesday.
Common sense will win out. There is no rush.”
The Donegal IFC champions aren’t due out in Ulster until November 3.
Cloughaneely came from three points down to earn a draw, but they might have won it at the end. Cillian Gallagher was denied by a post and went for goal with the rebound, and was denied then too. Aodh Ruadh broke and Philip Patton converted a free to get a draw,
Lynch said: “Nine times out of ten, he fists that over and it’s done.
“You need to be cute at this level and take scores. There are other things that happened too. We’re still breathing, though.
“The pressure is on in the semi-finals. Other decisions were taken that we could have been better at and you can’t pick one thing or one man.”
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