A STATEMENT has been released on behalf of Moy indicating that they will appeal the findings of Tyrone’s decision to clear an Edendork player over an incident in which Sean Cavanagh sustained severe facial injuries in their recent championship match.
Disciplinary chiefs in the county have found that the incident was accidental but the Moy have issed a statement to SportsJoe.ie indicating that they are not happy with the findings.
It read as follows:
‘On 24th September 2018, members of the Committee of Moy Tír na nÓg had a first opportunity to view the video footage of the match between Moy and Edendork St. Malachy’s played on 15th September 2018, during which Seán Cavanagh sustained a broken nose and concussion.
‘Having considered this video, Moy Tír na nÓg G.A.C expresses its disappointment and dismay with the outcome of the investigation by the Competitions Control Committee of the Tyrone County Board, issued on Saturday 22nd September 2018, that the referee “…adjudicated on the matter appropriately”. The cause of the clash that led to the injuries could and should have been avoided. The mark had been taken by Seán Cavanagh and signalled by the referee directly before the incident.
‘Rule 7.2 Category 3 (iv) ‘Behaving in a way that is dangerous to an opponent’ is a red card offence.
‘As a first stage in the appeal process, Moy Tír na nÓg G.A.C has requested to Tyrone County Board that the referee and the linesmen who officiated on 15th September 2018 review the footage again to reconsider their opinion.
‘Moy Tír na nÓg G.A.C expresses its disapproval of the derogatory online comments made against both clubs and the players involved, and appeals for restraint and moderation in the expression of legitimate views and opinions.
‘The health, safety and wellbeing of all our playing members if of the utmost importance to our club.
‘We wish Edendork St. Malachy’s G.A.C well in their Championship match this Friday, 28th September 2018.
‘An Mhaigh Tír na nÓg GAC.’