A leading official in Donegal’s sole all hurling club, Setanta, has been told by the county’s top official that he should take a good look in the mirror when it comes to the promotion of hurling.
Danny Cullen, the Setanta secretary was told by the county chairman P. J. McGowan after the Setanta official had accused the chairman of being a ‘caman killer’, in an exchange between the two over the composition of the hurling board.’
The Setanta delegate questioned the make up the hurling board and questioned how Dan Hartnett, from Letterkenny Gaels, who did not have an adult hurling team, was the chairman of the board.
P.J. McGowan, in response, defended the appointment of the hurling committee and said that it was in order and that he had attended a number of the committee’s meetings and they were run very efficiently and the hurling board was doing a good job.
This prompted Danny Cullen to make his claim that the chairman and his board was only interested in the promotion of football. You are nothing but caman killers and do nothing for the promotion of hurling,” he said.
To which the chairman responded: “When it comes to the promotion and the good of hurling Danny you should take a good look in the mirror.”
The Setanta official went on to state that they were taking their fight against the manner they were being treated in Donegal to Congress and he told of how they planned to protest at next weekend’s GAA Congress in Laois.
“We protested before at Congress and we are going to protest again this year,” insisted the Setanta representative.
Cullen was told by the chairman that he was entitled to protest but they would not be doing so with the blessing of the Donegal county board.