Tyrone chair considers legal action over ‘sinister’ leaks

Tyrone chairperson Roisin Jordan last night revealed that legal action is being considered over attempts to undermine her position.

Tyrone chair considers legal action over ‘sinister’ leaks

In her convention address, she hit out at those who acted with sinister intent, and insisted she has always acted in the interests of Tyrone GAA.

“It has been proven that sinister attempts were made to undermine my position this year,” she said.

“Leaks to some media sources were unfounded and have resulted in personal apologies being made to me.

“Earlier in the year an email — allegedly from an un-named Tyrone player — relating to a number of issues did not come from within the panel, but was a fictitious hoax presented to the media, which attracted significant negative publicity. It remains a matter of legal consideration.”

Mrs Jordan added: “Tyrone GAA must be united in going forward as one entity to advance the Tyrone cause. That remains my primary objective.

“Whatever about my tenure as chairperson, I am satisfied that I act honestly to the best of my ability and in the interests of Tyrone GAA.

“I am prepared to stand or fall upon decisions which are taken within the committee room.”

Referring to the staging of two Tyrone SFC games in Armagh this year, Mrs Jordan said a second floodlit stadium in the Red Hand county is needed to take the pressure off Healy Park.

“Our aspiration in the future should be to build our own stadium,” she said.

“This year my view came to the fore when we had to use the facilities in Armagh twice, because we only have one facility, our own county grounds, which can cater for large crowds and had floodlights.

“There is a need for a second floodlit ground if our championship games are to be played in the second half of the year.

“Our sincere thanks to Armagh for the use of their facilities.”

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