Thursday 18 January 2018

Banner a 'united' group says statement

CLARE senior hurling players and team management released a joint-statement last night, insisting that "numerous inaccuracies" were reported in the media regarding the recent departures of Davy O'Halloran and Nicky O'Connell from the Banner County squad.

Management and players met before training in Sixmilebridge yesterday and a statement arrived 24 hours later, confirming support for manager Davy Fitzgerald and his backroom team.

The statement, issued by Clare's joint-captain Cian Dillon and distributed via county board PRO Sean O'Halloran, insists that the group remains very much "united" and will "continue to enjoy working hard for Clare hurling."

Furthermore, the statement insists that the remaining members of the Clare panel "are happy that the matter was dealt with fairly" and that the controversy is "now closed."


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