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24th Oct 2017

Donal Óg Cusack steps down from Clare hurling management team and resigns from Sport Ireland board

Cusack made two separate statements on Tuesday evening.

Conor Heneghan

Cusack released two statements on Tuesday evening.

Donal Óg Cusack has announced his decision to step down from the Clare senior hurling management team and his resignation from the board of Sport Ireland with immediate effect.

Cusack made two separate statements in regard to each position and published them on his Twitter account on Tuesday evening.

Images via Twitter/Donal Óg Cusack

The former Cork goalkeeper recently revealed that he was one of two people to write character references for sportswriter Tom Humphries, who on Tuesday was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for the defilement of a child.

David Walsh, chief sportswriter with The Sunday Times, also provided a character reference for Humphries.

On Tuesday, he issued a statement through the Press Association in which he said that he unequivocally condemned Humphries’ actions and apologised unreservedly for comments made about the case in a 2012 radio interview, comments he described as “insensitive and ill-judged”.

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