Sunday 20 January 2019

Ros players condemn Moran boos

Roscommon’s Fintan Cregg and Mayo’s Andy Moran. Pic: Sportsfile
Roscommon’s Fintan Cregg and Mayo’s Andy Moran. Pic: Sportsfile

Kevin McStay and his Roscommon players have gone public to condemn the booing of Mayo veteran Andy Moran during last Sunday's drawn All-Ireland SFC quarter-final.

The unusual move has been widely welcomed and should diminish the prospect of any audible repeat in next Monday's replay.

In a statement released via the Roscommon GAA website, management and players thanked the many supporters who travelled but added: "It was obvious that a section of Roscommon supporters tried to upset Andy Moran by booing him while on or near the ball. The Roscommon players and management do not condone this behaviour from any set of fans but especially our own and believe it has no place in Gaelic games or indeed any sport.

"We strongly urge all supporters to please refrain from booing any player.

"We as a team have a value set and we always try and play the game in a sporting manner and expect our supporters to support in a similar manner. Thank you for your continued support."

Meanwhile, embattled Offaly GAA chiefs have reaffirmed their commitment to the county's Hurling Pathway Plan. The county board will also ask those who recently resigned from the plan's implementation committee to reconsider.

This stance was agreed at a meeting of the Offaly GAA management committee and club representatives last Monday.

A statement revealed: "The contribution of those who recently resigned was praised and there was agreement that Offaly hurling needs their involvement going forward. In this regard the chairman gave a commitment to contact the individuals with a view to asking them to reconsider their positions."

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