by Gerry Hand

 

The CCC of Meath GAA is to Meath next Tuesday night to discuss the alleged incidence of racial abuse at a recent under 17 match between Cortown/ Ultans Gaels and home side Meath Hill/Drumconrath.

Meath Live highlighted the incident last month when we revealed, ‘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.’

It is understood the individual against whom the most serious allegations are made strongly denies them and have produced a number of letters of support from members of their own club backing their rebuttal

Carnaross referee Seamus O’Connor, who took charge of the match was approached by the county committee for additional information to that which he supplied in his referees’ report, and it is understood this will be considered this Tuesday.

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