Sunday 17 December 2017

Carr enraged by Morrissey ban

KILMACUD Crokes manager Paddy Carr lashed out last night over the suspension imposed on Adrian Morrissey, which forced him to miss his team's Leinster Club SFC semi-final victory over Garrycastle. He will also be ruled out of the final against Rhode unless an appeal succeeds.

The Wexford man was sent off against Erin's Isle last weekend and, despite evidence given on his behalf at the hearing by the Isles manager and the player involved in the incident, Morrissey was given a four-week ban.

Carr said: "We have never made any issue about injuries or non-availability or whatever, but there certainly is a real sense of injustice and fury -- and I will use that word with capital letters -- in our dressing room over the treatment of Adrian Morrissey.

"Adrian was sent off in a game in which he shouldn't have even been spoken to, and that is the truth. I know it and everyone that was at that match knows it. People with great character went in and expressed the truth of what happ-ened, and we're upset about it.

"As for an appeal, we're unaware at the moment just what's happening but we will do everything we can for him. This is not about football, this is just about basic justice."

Irish Independent

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