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Cavanagh Injuries Deemed ‘Accidental’ In Tyrone GAA Statement

There will be no disciplinary action taken in the case of Sean Cavanagh after deliberation from Tyrone GAA.

The county stalwart was hospitalised after mass violence took place in a game between Edendork and Moy, which saw six red cards issued.

Tyrone GAA announced that they would be investigating all incidents in relation to the match, and the Competitions Control Committee have reached a decision on Cavanagh’s injuries – the most high-profile emergence from the fracas.

“Tyrone GAA has now completed its investigation into the incident during the course of the senior football championship fixture – Edendork vs Moy – in which Sean Cavanagh incurred a serious head injury,” said the statement.

Mayo GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final, Croke Park, Dublin 27/8/2017 Dublin vs Tyrone Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh dejected after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

“The Tyrone Competitions Control Committee (CCC), on request, considered the referee’s report of the game and viewed a video recording of the incident in which Sean was injured.

“The CCC was satisfied that the referee was well -positioned, in clear view of the incident, and adjudicated on the matter appropriately.

“Tyrone GAA takes the opportunity, again, to wish its former senior football team captain, Sean Cavanagh, a speedy recovery from the injury that he sustained.”

Though he expressed the difficulties he has faced since in his first post-match interview during the week, Kavanagh was hardly out for blood in the comments he made to the BBC, and this decision likely draws a line under the saga.

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