Tuesday 25 July 2017

Tipp's tweet spat

Brendan Maher has distanced himself from a tweet sent out from his club Borris Ileigh’s official account criticising the county’s manager Michael Ryan. Photo: Sportsfile
Brendan Maher has distanced himself from a tweet sent out from his club Borris Ileigh’s official account criticising the county’s manager Michael Ryan. Photo: Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Tipperary hurling captain Brendan Maher has distanced himself from a tweet sent out from his club Borris- Ileigh's official account criticising county manager Michael Ryan for an "utter disregard for players and utter disregard for clubs in Tipp".

The tweet, later taken down, was a reaction to injuries sustained by Maher and Paddy Stapleton during county training earlier in the week which forced them to miss a club game over the weekend.

"The tweet obviously had nothing to do with me and it wasn't my view, I think it was just a personal opinion, a heat of the moment thing," said Maher, who is hoping to resume training at the weekend after a hamstring strain.

"I rang the person responsible. He was venting his frustration but it should have been done from his own personal account rather than Borris-Ileigh. It didn't reflect the view of Borris-Ileigh GAA."

Irish Independent

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