Cricket Ireland are offering prize money for the teams participating in Sunday's All-Ireland T20 finals days. This will help alleviate but not cover the expenses CSNI and CIYMS are facing for the trek to Cork.

CSNI Women have been unable to secure accommodation for their squad in Cork, forcing them to be based in Waterford for the match, while CIYMS are scattered in four different hotels across Cork ahead of the final.

Neither side knew they would be in the decider until last Sunday, and the governing body opted not to reserve any accommodation for sides, instead giving clubs  a Ä500 subsidy towards the cost, plus an additional Ä500 for travel.

Given the costs of coach hire and the need for an overnight stay, that figure has proven woefully inadequate - 'it wouldn't touch the sides'. according to one club member. 

Both NCU sides have thus opted to travel to the game in cars. With Monday being a work day, the players will have to make their way northbound immediately after the match.

The furore over the costs raised by the teams saw the governing body offering the prize money, which both sides will need to win to have any chance of coming close to covering expenses.

CSNI will face Merrion in the first match at 11am, while the Men's game in the afternoon has CIYMS taking on Cork Harlequins (3pm).

The winners of the Menís competition will represent Ireland at next yearís European Cricket League (ECL) in Spain.