Eoin Cadogan set to miss NFL Final

Cork’s Eoin Cadogan looks like missing Sunday week’s Allianz Natioanl Football League Division 1 final against Dublin, after the rebels all but ruled out appealing the defender’s sending off last weekend.

Cadogan received his marching orders after a clash with Armagh’s Steven McDonnell and the county board have decided not to appeal the decision,leaving the way clear for the 24-year-old dual star to line out for the county’s hurlers in their final league match against Dublin on Sunday.

“If I miss it, it’d be my second league final in two years to miss out on,” said Cadogan. “I missed last year’s through injury and it’s very disappointing.”

The Douglas player can look forward to an appearance with the hurlers and insists his schedule is manageable and he will continue to line out for both teams for as long as possible:

“I am in a unique situation where I have two managers that are accommodating me. Growing up, you always wanted to represent your county and I am getting the chance to do it in both (codes), so for as long as possible you want to keep maintaining the high standards.

“Maybe the year previous I would have played a bit more hurling so I suppose there is a bit more balance there this year. I think last week was my ninth or 10th in a row playing. The main thing really is to stay injury free. Last year, I picked up a (stress fracture) injury that ruled me out for six weeks. It is a frustrating time really and it was a rare enough injury because I would not have heard of too many fellas getting it.

“I am just lucky this year that I have got no injuries, touch wood. I hope it stays that way for the rest of the year and we will see how things pan out after that.”


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