Tyrone GAA release statement following investigation into Sean Cavanagh injuries 4 years ago

Tyrone GAA release statement following investigation into Sean Cavanagh injuries

A brutal encounter.

The injuries Sean Cavanagh sustained in the clash between Moy Tír Na nÓg and Edendork in the Tyrone SFC were accidental according to the disciplinary committee in Tyrone.


The county's Competitions Control Committee ruled that they will take no further action after reviewing footage of the game and reading the referee's report of the match.

Cavanagh suffered a broke nose and a concussion following an incident in the game.

Cavanagh was taken to hospital following the incident.

Six players received red cards in a game but not one of them was a straight red.


Tyrone CCC released a statement on Saturday and said it believed the referee had acted appropriately in imposing no sanction at the time of the incident.

"Tyrone GAA has now completed its investigation into the incident during the course of the senior football championship fixture - Edendork vs Moy - in which Sean Cavanagh incurred a serious head injury," said the statement.

"The Tyrone Competitions Control Committee (CCC), on request, considered the referee's report of the game and viewed  a video recording of the incident in which Sean was injured.

"The CCC was satisfied that the referee was well-positioned, in clear view of the incident, and adjudicated on the matter appropriately.


"Tyrone GAA takes the opportunity, again, to wish its former senior football team captain, Sean Cavanagh, a speedy recovery from the injury that he sustained."

Edendork also released their own statement following the incident where they stated:

The club wrote in a statement on their Facebook page:

"Edendork St Malachy’s GAC would firstly like to take this opportunity to wish Sean Cavanagh a speedy recovery following a very unfortunate incident that occurred during Saturday’s Championship Match.


"We as a club would like to advise that we have been deeply disappointed by the aspersions cast upon our players and club in respect of this incident. It is quite clear that a blind trial by media has occurred in relation to this matter, causing the individual player and the Club a great deal of vexation.

"It should be noted that this was a collision that occurred during the course of play and in plain view of the referee and match officials whilst the ball was in play. No sanction or disciplinary action ensued at that time.

"Edendork GAC would like to state firmly that it is the opinion of the Club and individual player that this was an accidental and unfortunate collision and we hold any suggestion to the contrary as being defamatory."

The full statement can be read here.