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Ulster Schools body set to probe serious MacRory Cup tie incident

 

By John Campbell

The Ulster Schools governing body is to meet on Monday night to probe an off-the-ball incident during a MacRory Cup game which saw a St Patrick's College, Cavan player airlifted to hospital.

The incident occurred in the game between St Patrick's and Patrician High School, Carrickmacross at Corduff.

The injured player was taken to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin where he has been detained.

While it is understood that the referee did not take any action in relation to the matter, the Ulster Schools GAA is already committed to undertaking an intensive investigation into what precisely occurred.

Gardai in Carrickmacross have already been made aware of what happened and it is understood they are conducting their own investigation.

Seamus Woods, secretary of the Ulster Schools GAA, is adamant that every avenue will be explored in dealing with the matter.

He said: "The Ulster Schools body has a long and honourable record in overseeing schools football and we are rightly proud of this. No stone will be left unturned. We will act accordingly and appropriately after we have completed our probe."

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