Cassidy’s home club speaks out on controversy

Tom Comack

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Tom Comack

Gaoth Dobhair GAA, the club of banished Donegal football star Kevin Cassidy, have spoken for the first time on the controversial dropping of the double All-Star from the Donegal squad.

Gaoth Dobhair GAA, the club of banished Donegal football star Kevin Cassidy, have spoken for the first time on the controversial dropping of the double All-Star from the Donegal squad.

After two months, the club have finally broken their silence on the controversy that rocked Donegal and the football world when Cassidy was sensationally dropped from the Donegal panel by Jim McGuinness, last November.

In a brief statement at Monday night’s Donegal GAA county committee meeting in Ballyofey, club representative Frank McEleney said that the club were disappointed that Kevin was dropped and the manner in which it was done.

“The Gaoth Dobhair club would like to express our disappointment at the actions of the senior team management and the county board at the expulsions of Kevin Cassidy, our clubman, from the senior panel and the subsequent team holiday,” said Mr.McEleney.

The club also feel that the two time All-Star, former captain and a player who played 124 games for the county deserved better treatment than he received.

FULL STORY IN TODAY’S DONEGAL DEMOCRAT.