offaly board blast critics
"This year, for example, our senior hurling team had a manager, coach, physical trainer and physio."
While not naming Michael Duignan, who criticised the Offaly football squad and later apologised, the board said that it was regrettable that derisory comments were made in relation to the senior footballers.
"It is not necessary for us to answer that criticism as the players themselves gave an emphatic answer, where it matters most, on the field of play."
The statement also insists that airing internal affairs publicly brought no benefit to Offaly GAA.