'I think Gaelic football players deserve better than that'

February 10, 2020

Tipperary manager David Power. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Tipperary manager David Power had mixed views about his side's Allianz Football League Division 3 clash with Derry going ahead yesterday.

The fixture only went ahead after Celtic Park passed an 11am pitch inspection, but Power felt the decision should have been made much sooner.

"The conditions were very tough and we're obviously disappointed, but the whole scene has to be looked at. This game shouldn't have happened; this game should have been pulled Friday, you can see the pitch," he told the Irish News after Tipp's 0-6 to 0-10 defeat.

"But look, once we were up here, we were adamant that we didn't want to come up again next week. From the players' and management point of view, we wanted to play it.

"It doesn't hide the fact that we were poor in the first half. Then we were down 12 men for six or seven minutes. It was a poor day at the office, I don't want to be making excuses, but I think Gaelic football players deserve better than that, that's terrible."


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