Corofin's Farragher happy to see Crokes star Buckley free for final

March 14, 2019

Dr Crokes' Johnny Buckley is sent off by Sean Hurson during the All-Ireland club SFC semi-final against Mullinalaghta

Corofin forward Martin Farragher says he’s happy to see Dr Crokes opponent Johnny Buckley being eligible for Sunday’s All-Ireland club SFC final.

Buckley saw the red card he received in the Kerry champions’ semi-final win over Mullinalaghta last month overturned, which is something Farragher can identify with having had his ban rescinded prior to Corofin’s final victory against Nemo Rangers at Croke Park last St Patrick’s Day.

Sunday’s showdown at headquarters sees the holders heading in as slight favourites for what should be an intriguing battle at headquarters (throw-in 3.45pm).

"I know Johnny was in the same situation I was in last year - all I wanted to do was to play the game so I'm happy to see him get the chance,” he told RTE Sport.

“Because he such a big name player it's great from a neutral perspective that the public will get to see him line out."

He added: "We know Crokes are an incredible team, they have some serious players like Johnny Buckley, Gavin White and Tony Brosnan. These are all top players. They'll take some stopping on the big stage."

Follow the match tracker this weekend for live coverage of the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues, as well as the All-Ireland club senior finals at Croke Park.

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