Brudair focused on Limerick relegation battle ahead of Croke Park camogie final

Jerome O'Connell

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Jerome O'Connell

Brudair focused on Limerick relegation battle ahead of Croke Park camogie final

John Brudair

LIMERICK football manager John Brudair could find himself on the sideline in Croke Park this Sunday!

But earlier in the day Brudair will be hoping that his Limerick footballers can bounce back from last Sunday’s below par display when losing to Clare in round three of Division Three of the Allianz Football League.

First up is a 1.30 clash with unbeaten Kildare in Newbridge and if all goes according to plan, Brudair could make his way to Croke Park where the All Ireland club senior camogie final takes place at 3.15.

Brudair is the manager of the Milford camogie side that plays Galway’s Killimor. The Dromcollogher-Broadford man has guided the all-conquering north Cork camogie side through 2015 and 2016.

However, Sunday is not the first time that his football and camogie duties have clashed and therefore Clare camogie star Deirdre Murphy was brought in to assist preparations.

”My focus is on the footballers and if all goes according to plan I might be able it to Croke Park for some of the camogie,” said Brudair this Wednesday.

”It’s a pity they clash but my focus is on the football for now.”

Welcoming the footballers to Newbridge will be former Limerick coach Cian O’Neill. The new Kildare manager has his side sitting top of the table but it’s relegation that worries the men in green ahead of the trip.

”We have to face up to where we are. We had a meeting on Tuesday night and highlighted that 10 Clare scores came from individual mistakes. At this level you get punished. We had a meeting on Tuesday night and highlighted that 10 Clare scores came from individual mistakes.”