Micheál Carroll is the Donegal player at the centre of the allegations. Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Ulster GAA officials have had their say on the Donegal/Tyrone 'sledging' row

The provincial body has issued a statement this afternoon.

EARLIER TODAY WE told you how the sledging row involving Donegal and Tyrone had taken a fresh twist.

Donegal had alleged that their minor captain Michael Carroll, who lost his father to cancer last year, was taunted about the death by a Tyrone player.

This allegation was refuted by Tyrone at the time and the unofficial voice of the county,, ran a story last night insisting that Ulster GAA would confirm that the incident “did not take place.”

James Crombie / INPHO James Crombie / INPHO / INPHO

Ulster GAA officials have now had their say and state that “recent media reports regarding the investigation do not accurately reflect the findings of the Committee.”

The statement reads as follows:

“Following a request from the Tyrone County Committee, Ulster GAA through its CCC established an Investigation Committee in May 2015 which met on seven occasions over a four month period to review evidence and witness statements alongside conducting a range of interviews with the relevant parties. At a meeting on Wednesday 23rd September the Committee reviewed its findings with both Tyrone and Donegal and the concluding report was agreed by all parties. The Committee agreed with both County Committees that the findings will remain confidential. We would also highlight that recent media reports regarding the investigation do not accurately reflect the findings of the Committee. All parties were satisfied that this matter was resolved and there will be no further comment from Ulster GAA.”

Very much as you were, then.

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