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Meath GAA confirm results of investigation into controversial tweet

A controversial tweet was sent on the Meath GAA Twitter account on Sunday afternoon, which has prompted a reaction from the Royal County


A member of the Meath GAA public relations team has ‘accepted responsibility’ for a controversial tweet that appeared on the county’s official channel on Sunday, and is no longer in the role.

The post was in relation to Ballycran, a Down venue for the NHL Division 2A visit of Offaly. It subsequently drew the ire of Mourne County boss Ronan Sheehan.

Meath GAA released a statement on Sunday night confirming they were investigating the issue, and made a subsequent announcement on Monday afternoon.

“Following an investigation in relation to an offensive tweet posted on the Meath GAA Twitter account, a member of the public relations team has this morning accepted responsibility for posting the tweet,” they said.

“Coiste na Mí CLG can confirm that this person is no longer a member of the public relations team.

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“We apologise once again for the offence caused by this tweet.”

Down boss Sheehan since accepted the Meath GAA apology, acknowledging their statement on Sunday evening.

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