REVEALED: WHAT ULSTER GAA INVESTIGATION DID FIND IN MINOR SLEDGING ROW

first_imgA FOUR-month investigation into ‘sledging’ by Tyrone Minor players of a Donegal player during a game in May has concluded that it did happen – but found the ‘unwelcome comments’ were not about the death of the Donegal player’s father, Donegal Daily has learned.The report found that “on balance of probabilities and following a review of the evidence, it was likely that some Tyrone players made unwelcome verbal comments towards the Donegal player during the game.”The investigation report went on however: “Both County Committees and the Investigation Committee accept that the comments were not about the death of the player’s father.” “All sides accept that the comments made by players and others on social and open media channels were not reflective of the views and ethos of either Tyrone or Donegal GAA.“Tyrone GAA has expressed their best wishes to the Donegal player in question. The Donegal GAA officials welcomed and thanked Tyrone GAA for their comments and have also expressed the same sentiments to all the Tyrone players. This matter is now concluded.”There was a row this week when the Tyrone fans website teamtalkmag.com claimed the Tyrone players had been cleared by the inquiry – and went on to attack the Donegal management team.Former manager Declan Bonner says he was upset by that report – and said the Ulster GAA response to teamtalkmag.com didn’t go far enough. “My stance on it is that I was disappointed that teamtalkmag.com came out with that statement on Tuesday because as far as we were concerned the Ulster Council had produced its findings and for them to come out with a lot of inaccuracies just wasn’t on,” said Bonner.“At no stage were those Tyrone players exonerated completely. That wasn’t true. That’s disappointing. We wanted to move on to be quite honest; we didn’t want any young players being handed hefty suspensions but we had to highlight it because that has no place on any football field. There was no way we were letting it go.“From our point of view we know exactly what happened. Why would we have made that up?”He said that he would have preferred the conclusions of the provincial council to have been released.“To me the Ulster Council need to be a bit clearer in terms of the findings because it’s very vague in terms of what they came out with – that there were inaccuracies in the teamtalk statement. A stronger statement needed to come out to be honest rather than just there were ‘inaccuracies’,” he added. REVEALED: WHAT ULSTER GAA INVESTIGATION DID FIND IN MINOR SLEDGING ROW was last modified: November 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGAAminirsMinorsrowTyroneUlster GAAlast_img

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