GAA circles have been rocked by the news of what took place in the first round of the Tyrone senior football championship today when Edendork took on Moy.
According to reports, there were 20 yellow cards issued in the game, six reds and one black card.
The most damning consequence seems to be that of Sean Cavanagh. The 35-year-old was put on an ambulance and sent to hospital due to the severity of the injuries he received when he sustained a knee to the face after 20 minutes.
Cavanagh has now released an update on his Twitter account where he reveals that he suffered a ‘bad concussion’, a broken nose and extensive facial injuries.
And so it continues ??@KCsixtyseven Edendork played Moy today in the Tyrone senior championship first round
20 yellows -6 reds-1 Black
And Sean Cavanagh transported away to hospital in an ambulance. The man that inflicted the injury did not receive a card of any description pic.twitter.com/gOWQdhLVoc
— david greene (@buddygreene) September 16, 2018
‘Thanks for all the messages,’ Cavanagh tweeted.
‘Released from hospital with a bad concussion, broken nose & extensive facial injuries but could have been worse. I’m lucky.’
Thanks for all the messages. Released from hospital with a bad concussion, broken nose & extensive facial injuries but could have been much worse. I'm lucky.
— Sean Cavanagh (@SeanCavanagh14) September 16, 2018
Darren McCurry kicked the winning score for Edendork in injury time. None of the red cards issued were a result of a direct offence but rather second yellow cards, according to reports.