Thursday 27 April 2017

There was a tentative request for the £15 but it was tentatively refused - Cavanagh

Sean Cavanagh leads the Tyrone team out of the changing rooms before their Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Cavan at Healy Park. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Sean Cavanagh leads the Tyrone team out of the changing rooms before their Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Cavan at Healy Park. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Seán Cavanagh has revealed that no one on the Tyrone panel paid the £15 they were asked for by the county board and insisted that he had no idea where the email outlining the players' grievances came from, writes Donnchadh Boyle.

After their win over Cavan in Omagh, the Moy man stated that a "tentative request" was made for the squad to contribute to the price of training gear, but he insisted none of the squad coughed up.

"There was a tentative request for it, but it was tentatively refused, that's the best way of putting it," he said.

Cavanagh went on to insist that he "had no idea" where the email came from and he denied the episode put any extra pressure on the team.

"I wouldn't say there was extra pressure," he said, after Tyrone moved top of Division 1. "It was something that happened and to be honest most of the players had a bit of a laugh about it.

"I still have no idea where it come from. And that is genuine. It was something that happened and nobody paid the £15. The county board covered the full expenses of it.

"Look, it obviously hit the media but in-house it wasn't something we worried very much about and it was a case of head down and move on and have a laugh about it. It's a fairly relaxed bunch in there."

Irish Independent

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