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GPA to take no further action on Clare dispute

The Gaelic Players Association is to take no further action in relation to the issues raised about the disciplining of Clare hurlers, Davy O’Halloran and Nicky O’Connell.

The GPA, in a statement released on its website, said, “Having looked into the situation in Clare and having consulted with parties involved, the Gaelic Players Association’s dealings in this matter are and will remain of a confidential nature.

“We have outlined to the players involved that GPA support is available to them through our progammes and services. In respect to all parties, the GPA will be making no further comment.”

Nicky O’Connell and Davy O’Halloran had been disciplined for socialising and both left the panel, with O’Halloran, saying he felt “humiliated” by their treatment and claimed that there had been double standards applied to similar cases involving other players.

In a brief statement last week, the Clare panel refuted O’Halloran’s claim and said that matters had been “dealt with fairly”.

Clare manager, Davy Fitzgerald said he had nothing more to add to the statement issued on behalf of the players and management last week.

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