The Meath county committee is investigating allegations that a player on the St Ultans/ Cortown Gaels under 17 side was racially abused by a number of players and members of his opponents management in a recent clash with Meath Hill/Drumconrath in Drumconrath.

 

Sources have told Meath Live that in the games final moments a player on the visiting team, who is of half Italian heritage, kicked a sideline wide and was jeered by sectors of the home support and when he responded to the barracking he was allegedly subjected to monkey chants and gestures by a number of players and at least one member of management.

 

The allegations are that this continued after the final whistle and left the player, who has been involved with Meath under age development squads, visibly upset.

 

It is understood that officials have contacted Carnaross referee Seamus O’Connor for additional information to that which he supplied in his referees’ report, it is believed O’Connor did not see the incident as he was walking in the opposite direction at the time but may have heard chants aimed at the player.

 

Meath Live understands a number of parents and supporters from the players club have written letters to the county committee detailing their version of events.