Second racism probe launched in Wexford GAA
Just days after the Lee Chin case highlighted the issue of racism in the GAA it has emerged that another incident is being investigated by the Wexford County Board.
Only a few days after we praised the way the Wexford County Board dealt with two players who were found to have racially abused county star Lee Chin, another alleged incident has emerged in the Model.
According to a report in today’s Irish Examiner, a St Joseph’s junior footballer, Eddie Lawlor, was abused in a club game by an umpire and the CCCC are investigating.
The paper spoke to Wexford GAA PRO Rory Murphy on the matter.
"This investigation will be somewhat different to the Lee Chin affair for it was not included in the referee’s report. However, a letter has been received from the club which will be fully investigate," he said.
In the Chin case the referee heard the abuse and included it in his match report. It was investigated and two players from Duffry Rovers were banned for eight weeks.
Lawlor has represented Wexford at Junior level, lining out against Cavan last month.