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Offaly Footballer Clarifies Half-Time Events Of Sunday's Game Against Wicklow

Offaly Footballer Clarifies Half-Time Events Of Sunday's Game Against Wicklow

Offaly football Nigel Dunne has clarified a detail regarding the half-time events during his side's defeat to Wicklow in the Leinster Football Championship at the weekend.

On Monday, former inter-county hurling referee turned Midlands 103 football analyst, Brian Gavin, said that Dunne has exited the dressing room during the break of the game.

Dunne, one of Offaly's best players during their National Football League Division Three campaign, had to be persuaded to return, according to Gavin. He had been substituted with seven minutes to go in the first half. Though, he would re-enter the game in the second period.

On Tuesday night, Dunne tweeted to explain that he had left the dressing room but it was not with the intention of heading home.

I did not leave O'Moore Park at half time on Sunday and head for my car, sure I came on the team bus. I left the dressing room to get some air, have a sulk and feel sorry for myself..nothing more!!! I was back on the subs bench as the ref threw up the ball for the start of the second half.

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RTÉ reported on Tuesday that "several high profile players on the panel have indicated that they will not play for the county if the current management team remain in place." It added to an assertion from Brian Gavin that there is serious unrest within the Offaly group and that the manager Stephen Wallace's position is untenable.

Kerryman Wallace is currently serving a 12-week suspension due to an incident during a club game in his native county.

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