Donal Óg Cusack has issued two short statements following his decision to resign his coaching position with Clare hurling and his association with the Board of Sport Ireland.
Donal Óg Cusack has come in for severe criticism in recent weeks after news emerged that the former Cork hurler had provided a character reference for the disgraced Tom Humphries.
Humphries was sentenced to two years and a half years in prison on Tuesday afternoon and, shortly after that conviction was handed down, news emerged that Cusack had informed the Clare County Board and the Board of Sport Ireland that he would be resigning.
Cusack has been involved with the Banner for the past two seasons, seeing Clare to a Munster final this year in which they lost out to his native Rebels. However, releasing a statement on Tuesday evening, Cusack alluded to the controversy surrounding the Humphries case, stating that he did not want any negative attention to detract from ‘important work’.
— Dónal Óg Cusack (@DonalOgC) October 24, 2017