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'We're happy that it didn't happen' - Crossmaglen deny biting allegations

Crossmaglen’s joint-manager Oisin McConville has refuted allegations that a Cargin player was bitten yesterday.

Image: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO

CROSSMAGLEN RANGERS STRONGLY deny a biting allegation from yesterday’s AIB Ulster senior club football quarter-final victory over Antrim side Erin’s Own, Cargin.

Manager John Brennan claimed after the game that midfielder Michael McCann had been bitten in a brawl involving up to a dozen players.

But speaking to RTÉ Radio’s Morning Ireland, Rangers joint-boss Oisin McConville refuted the Cargin claims.

“There’s not really much we can do about it, all we can do is ask.

“These sorts of incidents are very, very hard to prove, something very hard to see.

“We’re happy that it didn’t happen.

Michael McCann dejected 3/7/2010 Cargin's Michael McCann is at the centre of the biting allegations. Source: ©Russell Pritchard/Presseye

“The other thing about incidents like this is that we wouldn’t condone anything like that, it’s not the way we play our football.

“We haven’t been associated with this stuff before, it wouldn’t be something that the management team would be condoning and as a club, it not something we would want happening.”

Crossmaglen won by 2-15 to 0-13, booking their place in the semi-finals of the Ulster championship.

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