Clare and Dublin accept Camogie Association's Ard Chomhairle offer for play-off August 1st 2pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles
— Camogie Association (@OfficialCamogie) July 29, 2015
Both Dublin Camogie and Clare Camogie pulled out of a coin toss, scheduled for this morning, which was being used to decide which of the counties would progress to the All-Ireland quarter-final.
The coin toss came into play after both teams had finished level on points in the group stage.
It was a method of splitting the two which came in for much criticism. Considering the amount of commitment players had put into the Championship, it was a ludicrous to think that it would all come down to the flip of a coin.
Dublin and Clare's calling of the Camogie Association's bluff has paid off though.
In a statement, the association announced that it was offering a playoff game to the two teams.
If the counties accept, the game will be played at 2pm on Saturday at Semple Stadium in Thurles. However, that would give the winner just two days preparation time for the quarter-final against Wexford.
The Camogie Association have confirmed that it is offering a play-off game to Clare and Dublin to take place on Saturday, August 1st at 2.00pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles.
The winners of this game will proceed to the quarter-final to play Wexford on Monday, August 3rd with a time and venue to be confirmed.
The Camogie Association Ard Chomhairle took the decision in order to find a solution to the impasse which arose after both Clare and Dublin Camogie Boards withdrew, after objecting to the pre-determined competition procedures to identify the fourth quarter-finalist in the Liberty Insurance Senior All-Ireland Championship.
Extra-time will be played in the event of the play-off ending in a draw, while extra-time will also apply in the Senior quarter-final on August 3rd.
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