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'I’m not talking about this anymore': Tyrone footballer McCarron quizzed on alleged sexual relationship with girl (15)

Tyrone Gaelic football star Cathal McCarron was involved in a tense radio interview last night, after he was questioned about an alleged sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

The All Star nominee was a guest on the Republic's Newstalk Off The Ball radio show to promote his recent autobiography, Out of Control, in which he opens up on his destructive gambling addiction.

Over the course of the interview, Newstalk host Ger Gilroy asked a number of questions about an alleged sexual relationship McCarron had with a 15-year-old, who he met on Tinder, an online dating app.

A testy exchange followed.

"I can’t get behind somebody who’s involved with the incident and who deals with the aftermath of the incident in the way that you’ve done," Gilroy said.

"We were contacted by the father and asked not to speak to you."

The duo went back and forth on the issue, with McCarron refusing to comment, saying that he has been "legally advised not to speak about it".

More: Cathal McCarron: 'I want to get across how destructive addiction actually is and what it has done to my life.... it nearly killed me. But there is hope, there is light at end of the tunnel'

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