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Kilcoo hit out at “malicious and vile” accusations made against the club on social media

Trouble flared in injury-time of Kilcoo's Down SFC semi-final against Clonduff
Andy Watters

DOWN champions Kilcoo have issued a statement in response to what it terms as “malicious and vile” accusations that were made against the club on social media.

It reads: “The players and committee of Kilcoo GAC are appalled at the malicious and vile allegations circulating on social media about comments allegedly made by some of our players during the course of the game between Kilcoo and Clonduff on Sunday evening past.

“The coward who has anonymously made these allegations, it would appear, thinks that by doing so he can justify the brutal attacks on our players, substitutes and backroom staff – attacks which do nothing other than sully the good name of the GAA in general.

“For the record the players themselves and the club categorically deny these heinous accusations. No one with any sense of decency would behave in such a fashion.”

Kilcoo beat Clonduff by 11 points to book their place in their 12th consecutive county final. Goals from Jerome Johnston and Sean Og McCusker were among the highlights but the game was overshadowed by the red cards that were shown to four players (three to Clonduff, the other to Kilcoo) after fighting broke out in injury-time.



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