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The GPA issue statement in wake of Clare hurling controversy

The Banner have been rocked recently by the departure of Davy O’Halloran and Nicky O’Connell.

The Clare hurlers face Kilkenny in a relegation playoff next Sunday.
The Clare hurlers face Kilkenny in a relegation playoff next Sunday.
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THE GPA HAVE revealed that they have investigated the recent Clare hurling controversy and ‘consulted withe parties involved’.

The players body insist the details of their involvement will remain ‘confidential’ while their range of programmes are available to the players involved.

There had been calls for the GPA to get involved after Clare hurler Davy O’Halloran – who recently left the panel with Nicky O’Connell – claimed that they had been ‘humiliated’ by management and that another senior player had not been punished for a breach of discipline.

Last week the Clare hurlers released a statement declaring they are a ‘united’ group and that all parties are happy with how the furore has been handled.

The GPA published their statement on their website last night.

It reads in full:

“Having looked into the situation in Clare and having consulted with parties involved, the Gaelic Players Association’s dealings in this matter are and will remain of a confidential nature.”We have outlined to the players involved that GPA support is available to them through our progammes and services.

“In respect to all parties, the GPA will be making no further comment.”

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