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Tyrone GAA Release Findings After Investigation Into Cavanagh's Injuries

Tyrone GAA Release Findings After Investigation Into Cavanagh's Injuries

After an image of the injuries sustained by Moy's Sean Cavanagh circulated last weekend, a disciplinary committee in Tyrone have concluded that there was no element of malice in the incident.

Detailing their findings in a statement released on Saturday evening, it is believed that the referee acted appropriately at the time.

"Tyrone GAA has now completed its investigation into the incident during the course of the senior football championship fixture - Edendork vs Moy - in which Sean Cavanagh incurred a serious head injury.

"The Tyrone Competitions Control Committee (CCC), on request, considered the referee's report of the game and viewed  a video recording of the incident in which Sean was injured.

 "The CCC was satisfied that the referee was well-positioned, in clear view of the incident, and adjudicated on the matter appropriately.

"Tyrone GAA takes the opportunity, again, to wish its former senior football team captain, Sean Cavanagh, a speedy recovery from the injury that he sustained."

In the immediate aftermath of the image surfacing last weekend, much was made of the apparent lawlessness that took over the game in question; the referee was forced to hand out a number of yellow and red cards in a heated Tyrone SFC tie.

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Having taken a serious blow to the head, it was reported that Cavanagh suffered broken nose, severe bruising and a concussion.

However, the powers that be have now decided that Cavanagh's injuries were the result of an accidental collision.

Ahead of the release of this evening's statement, Edendork released a statement of their own via their Facebook page demonstrating their anger at what they perceived to be an unfair "trial by media."

See Also: Club At Centre Of Sean Cavanagh Controversy Release Strong Statement

Arthur James O'Dea

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