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Cork GAA have clarified infamous statement that criticised Munster final referee

They made the claim in that now infamous statement.

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THE CORK COUNTY Board have moved to clarify a statement in which they suggested a referee cost them a place in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals.

Pádraig Hughes controversially awarded Kerry a crucial penalty in the drawn Munster final in Killarney.

The Kingdom ultimately saw off their provincial rivals in the replay while Cork went out less than a week later to Kildare in the qualifiers.

The Leesiders issued a much-criticised statement some four weeks after the Fitzgerald Stadium tie.

“It is regretted that part of the statement was taken out of context as criticism of the referee was never intended,” PRO Edmond Forrest told the Evening Echo today.

“Cork will be happy to take the field again under Padraig Hughes any time in the future.

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