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Monday 16 September 2019

'He was on pitch': Mayo deny Parsons refused access

Watching on: Tom Parsons in the stands at the end of Mayo’s victory in Croke Park yesterday. Photo: @sportsdes
Watching on: Tom Parsons in the stands at the end of Mayo’s victory in Croke Park yesterday. Photo: @sportsdes
Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

Mayo last night played down suggestions that injured midfield star Tom Parsons was stopped from joining his team-mates on the Croke Park pitch as the county celebrated its first national league title win in 18 years.

Images circulated on social media which appeared to show Parsons being denied access to the pitch after their 3-11 to 2-10 victory over Kerry at GAA headquarters.

Mayo manager James Horan said he wasn't aware of any incident, while county PRO Paul Cunnane insisted there was no issue. "There was no problem, he was on the pitch," Mr Cunnane said.

Parsons is working back to fitness after sustaining a knee injury last summer and is said to be targeting a return for next month's championship opener in New York. "It's hard to write off anything Tom says, to be honest," said Horan. "He's that keen."

Irish Independent

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