Dubs captain's boyfriend to miss big game
DUBLIN ladies football captain Sinead Goldrick is hoping to lead her team to victory at Croke Park on Sunday - but one special spectator will be missing.
Her boyfriend David Treacy won't be in the stands to watch her play in the All-Ireland final against Cork.
While all eyes are on the ladies in Croker, David will be playing a key game of his own.
The UCD student will line out for his southside club Cuala, who face Ballyboden St Enda's in the quarter-finals of the club championship.
But it will take more than an absent boyfriend to throw the determined Sinead off her game.
"I obviously would like all my family and friends to be there, so it's a bit disappointing," she said. "But it was a GAA decision, so it's out of our control.
"It's an All-Ireland final, after all, and it's great to be playing in it. I'm looking forward to Sunday. All of the training has been leading up to just 60 minutes."
Meanwhile, GAA ladies football president Pat Quill criticised the scheduling clash.
"It's unfair on boyfriends, friends and family not being able to come along to support the girls," he said.
The unfortunate scheduling has come at a pinnacle moment in Sinead's footballing career.
The Dubs women conclude their quest for the Brendan Martin Cup with the game against the Rebels.
The Cork women have won eight All-Ireland titles in the past decade, but the Dubs, under the guidance of manager Greg McGonigle, hope to put an end to their impressive winning-streak.
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