Cork to appeal Ashling Thompson suspension

Cork boss Matthew Twomey says they’re appealing the suspension handed out to Ashling Thompson ahead of Saturday’s All Ireland semi final with Waterford in Croke Park, but admits it “doesn’t look good” for a reprieve.

The Milford star was shown a red card after the defeat to Tipperary in Pairc ui Rinn, and that decision was upheld by the Camogie Association’s Transfer Hearing and Disciplinary Committee.

Thompson was handed a two match ban, which would also rule her out of the All Ireland final should Cork win on Saturday.

Boss Matthew Twomey told RedFM Sport that losing Thompson would be a massive blow.

“At present she’s suspended for two matches, there is an avenue open for us to appeal that, which obviously we have to do.

“Any more than that I don’t know, it’s up in the air a bit, we just have to see how that process goes and hopefully have her available for the Waterford game.

“She’s been outstanding, her attitude has been spot on. She had a bit of a blip against Tipperary, a pricey blip to be honest.

“We’re down Orla Cronin, from last year Pamela Mackey, and then Ashling on top of that would be a huge loss, we’re going to do what we can, but as we stand at the moment it doesn’t look good.”

You can hear the full interview with Matthew Twomey on the Women in Sport Podcast with Ger McCarthy, which will be available tomorrow (Thursday) at noon.


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