Tomacork have withdrawn from the Wicklow senior football championship after citing the players’ busy schedule in the club football and hurling championships.
The club, which is an amalgamation of Carnew Emmets and Coolboy, were due to play in this year’s Wicklow senior football championship, but have opted out instead.
Speaking to the Wicklow People, Carnew chairman Tim Balfe said: “Our logic was based on player welfare. When the fixtures were published we realised that we would be playing intermediate and senior hurling mid-week, and intermediate and senior football at the weekend. We were looking at playing six games in 11 or 12 days and that would be happening for a while.”
This is the second time in two years that a club have withdrawn from the championship.
Last year, St Boden’s — consisting of Lacken and Kilbride — were due to play in the Wicklow intermediate football championship, but also pulled out before playing a game in the campaign.