Tipperary goalkeeper may make League of Ireland switch

Evan Comerford has been banned for 12 weeks by the GAA

Tipperary goalkeeper may make League of Ireland switch

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Tipperary goalkeeper Evan Comerford is considering playing in the League of Ireland in the coming months.

The 22-year-old was given a 12-week ban last month, and The42.ie claim he has been in contact with at least three League of Ireland clubs about a potential switch in codes.

Given a 12-week ban for an incident in a club match for Kilsheelan-Kilcash against JK Brakcens, the goalkeeper was reported to have been involved in an incident with the game's referee.

Comerford's ban lasts until mid-August, and is not allowed to play at inter-county or club level. The ban gives him two months to impress with a League of Ireland club, after the teams return from their mid-season breaks.

Last season, Comerford was nominated for an All-Star in an impressive season for the Munster side. Team mate Michael Quinlivan became only the second Tipperary footballer to win the award.

GAA players swapping codes to join a League of Ireland club is not an unusual occurrence. Last season, Wexford hurler Lee Chin lined out for Wexford Youths, with Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple has been part of Dublin's squad as an understudy to Stephen Cluxton.

If Comerford does decide to swap codes, he may spend the rest of the season in the League of Ireland. He would need Tipperary to match last season's run to the All-Ireland semi-finals if he was to play again this season.