Thursday 17 October 2019

Regan 'didn't help situation' but felt need to speak up

Regan: "I greatly regret the expletives that I used and I certainly regret the timing." Picture credit: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Former Offaly star Daithi Regan has acknowledged that he "didn't help the situation" when venting his frustration prior to Offaly's relegation from the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Regan, an All-Ireland winner in 1994, insists he will keep his mouth shut in future, but believes the silent approach would be met with great satisfaction by an under-fire county board.

"I probably didn't help the situation on Friday with my own outpourings. I greatly regret the expletives that I used and I certainly regret the timing," Regan told Off The Ball of his social media outburst. "But I was very angry and very cross at what I was aware was happening."

"I was very down at the weekend, like everybody else was. I spoke to many of my former colleagues who agreed with the content of what I had to say.

"But I feel very, very strongly that I know our county board would love the likes of myself to say nothing and shut up. And I can do that, that's fine. Maybe I will and just say, 'What's the point?'"

"I think going forward, I'm just going to shut my mouth about Offaly hurling because you're upsetting people that don't want to be upset. If everybody kept their mouth shut, our county board would love it."

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