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Cork County Board Delegate – “You Wouldn’t See It On Fr. Ted!”

The Cork County Board met on Tuesday night and, as expected, it was far from a drab affair.

Given the tempestuous nature of the last few weeks, an explosive night was expected in the Rebel County. As per Cork’s Red FM, the fourth item on the Clár was the Report on Intercounty games. Following the Rebels’ early exits to Kildare and Galway respectively in both codes, a number of delegated felt the need to speak their piece.


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Following the embarrassing statement from the County Board, stating that refereeing decisions cost Cork a place in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals and a Munster Football Championship victory, County Chairman Ger Lane spoke of his regret and said the intention was never to criticise referee Padraig Hughes.

According to Cork’s Red FM, who were present at the meeting, the delegates did not hold back.

Several Delegates expressed their disappointment with the statement, saying it was ‘appaling’, ‘arrogant’, an ’embarrassment’ which let the county down ‘deplorably’, another adding that you ‘wouldn’t see it on Fr Ted.’

Unsurprisingly, Donal Óg Cusack came up in conversation, with the wounds of his Sunday Game spreadsheet still obviously causing distress for some. One delegate in particular disputed Cusack’s statistics, stating:

You can produce stats to prove anything.

It is mind-boggling to think that in 2015, a county board delegate’s response to an obvious decline in Cork hurling success is to say “you can use stats to prove anything”.

Refernce: Cork’s Red FM

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Author: Maurice Gleeson

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