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Cork U20s Boss Puts GAA On Blast Over Eligibility Rules

Cork U20s Boss Puts GAA On Blast Over Eligibility Rules
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Cork U20s manager Ben O'Connor used his post-match interview - his side defeated Limerick in the Munster U20s Hurling Championship last night - to put the GAA on blast and lament their rule which prevents players from playing U20s after representing the senior team.

For O'Connor and the Cork U20s, it means that they may be without defender Eoin Downey for the U20s final if he is selected for the seniors.

O'Connor did not old back in his views on the rule.

The common sense thing is if he's available and he wants to he should be left play in senior and 20.

Do the GAA ever listen, do they ever listen to anything like? There's no bit of common sense. 

I'd like to know who voted on this? This vote was done in above and they changed the wording of it after to confuse the whole thing.

If you take out the wording of it to read it, you read it 10 times and you still don't know what's going on.

Leave U20s play U20 and senior if they're good enough. Don't be ruining a young fella's chance of playing in a Munster final.

Ben O'Connor Calls Out GAA Eligibility Rules

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Cork's win was also notable for the performance of a Munster rugby prospect, also named Ben O'Connor.


The midfielder has shone for PBC in the Munster Schools Senior Cup over the last two years, and also lined out for the Ireland U19s in earlier this month.

His first appearance of the season for the Cork U20s saw him sent off in the second half after receiving a second yellow card for a vicious tackle.

He is an enormous specimen for an U20s hurler, but unfortunately for Cork he is expected to join the Munster rugby academy later this year.


SEE ALSO: Munster Rugby Prospect Sent Off As Cork U20s Pip Limerick In Munster Hurling Championship

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