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Tyrone GAA chair Roisin Jordan says county executive is fully behind Mickey Harte and his team

Mickey Harte is aiming to avenge their McKenna Cup loss to Cavan tomorrow aftrenoon
Francis Mooney

Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan has insisted the county executive is fully behind Mickey Harte and his team, and fully supportive of their efforts to win a first All-Ireland title since 2008.

Mrs Jordan was responding to accusations of penny-pinching made by an unnamed senior footballer in an email to Dublin-based radio station Newstalk earlier this week.

In the email, a Tyrone player claimed that difficulties over funding from the county board is hurting morale within the camp and affecting the team’s chances of winning the Sam Maguire Cup.

But the Tyrone chairperson insisted that financial backing provided by sponsors is properly used in supporting GAA activities within the county.

“In terms of finance, Tyrone are highly fortunate to have generous backers in the form of corporate sponsors and Club Tyrone,” she said in a statement.

“It is incumbent upon Tyrone GAA to ensure their investment is properly applied to GAA purposes.

“Let there be no doubt that everyone within Tyrone GAA are fully behind Mickey Harte and his county team.”  

Mrs Jordan also made it clear that the county executive will not engage in discussions via email with individuals, but will continue to hold regular discussions with all the main stake-holders.

“Within Tyrone GAA we avail of regular meetings between Executive officers, team management, and players liaison officers.  

“It is at such meetings that we discuss a range of issues involving games, administration and finances. I welcome such a forum to allow for an exchange of views, so that each can explain and understand any constraints which may apply.  

“Any major decisions involving funding, or curbing expenditure, will ultimately be decisions for Tyrone County Committee and not individuals, nor private emails exchanged between individuals.”


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