Saturday 17 August 2019

Donegal and Tyrone happy to resolve sledging probe

Kieran McGeeney has brought in Aidan O’Rourke as his assistant in Armagh
Kieran McGeeney has brought in Aidan O’Rourke as his assistant in Armagh
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

An investigation into allegations of 'sledging' during an Ulster minor match between Donegal and Tyrone last May has drawn to a conclusion.

The findings of the investigation are to remain confidential, according to the provincial body.

It was alleged that Donegal captain Michael O'Carroll was the victim of taunts during the game but an Ulster statement released yesterday stated that the findings were agreed by both counties.

They refuted an online report that suggested Tyrone players had been exonerated, saying that didn't "accurately reflect the findings of the committee".

Ulster GAA said the investigating committee met on seven occasions over a four-month period.

"The concluding report was agreed by all parties. The Committee agreed with both County Committees that the findings will remain confidential.

"All parties were satisfied that this matter was resolved and there will be no further comment from Ulster GAA."

Meanwhile, Kieran McGeeney has brought in Aidan O'Rourke (above) as his assistant in Armagh, renewing a partnership from Kildare that was in place in 2010 and 2011.

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McGeeney will also take charge of the Armagh U-21s and his 2015 senior selectors Martin McQuillan and Peter McDonnell will assist him with those preparations.

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