SEAN CAVANAGH BLASTED the club of former Tyrone colleague Cormac McAnallen, claiming they’ve ‘disrespected’ the International Rules series.
Cavanagh was almost left to choose between club and country on Saturday as his club, Moy, were scheduled to play Eglish at 3.45pm in a senior league relegation tie.
The match was eventually rained off due to a waterlogged pitch and Cavanagh played for Ireland in Cavan, contributing three points.
But he said he was left in limbo until Saturday and hit out at Eglish for being ‘obstructive’ and insisting the game went ahead.
Cavanagh revealed that Croke Park officials including GAA Director General Paraic Duffy even requested that the game be moved to accommodate Cavanagh but to no avail.
The Tyrone midfielder said Eglish’s stance was particularly upsetting as the International Rules series awards the Cormac McAnallen Cup to the winners.
“Paul Flynn was in the same boat and he managed to get his game moved and Tyrone wouldn’t move it for myself but then Eglish were being quite obstructive,” said Cavanagh.
“Maybe they were taking their chance. You’d think if anyone would understand, Eglish would understand. Cormac was a proud Eglish man, a proud Tyrone man and a proud Irishman and I’d like to think if the roles were reversed that he would be looking to play in this competition if it was in my name. He was a great friend of mine.”
Cavanagh said that he would have played in the club game if it had gone ahead.
To me it was just disappointing,” he continued. “They (Eglish) disrespected the competition, especially when it’s in Cormac’s name and we’re playing Eglish.”
Cavanagh said the game has been rescheduled for Tuesday evening, clearing him to line out and also to feature for Ireland at Croke Park next Saturday.