Former Armagh star Aaron Kernan has criticised the decision to have Cuala playing a Dublin championship game just two weeks after their All-Ireland victory.
The Dalkey club secured their second successive Tommy Moore Cup with victory over Na Piarsaigh on March 24th and got off to a winning start in their county title defence last Saturday by defeating St Brigid's by seven points at Parnell Park.
Kernan - a three-time All-Ireland winner with Crossmaglen Rangers - is familiar with the situation having often lined-out with Armagh days after playing in Croke Park with his club.
"Where's the buzz for them boys?" he asked. "Go out and celebrate for a week and then it's not even as if they're turning up for a league game, it's championship, so when do they get their break?
"How tired are their county players at this stage? They'd love nothing more than to do three in a row but it's a tough ask.
"I guarantee you that there's no break, no team holiday, no getting away from it. That was always my thing, it's a brilliant position to be in when you get to an All-Ireland club final, I wouldn't change it, but if I sit and look back now I never really got the chance to enjoy my All-Ireland wins and that disappoints me."Tweet