CORK dual GAA star Eoin Cadogan has undergone dental surgery in the wake of the tempestuous National League clash with Kerry on Saturday, in which the Douglas man and Kerry’s Paul Galvin were sent off.
Cadogan was involved in a first-half altercation with 2009 Footballer of the Year Galvin, with commentators of the view that the red cards from referee Maurice Deegan were unwarranted. Kerry coach Jack O’Connor also suggested Galvin is now being punished for his reputation and past occasions of indiscipline.
However, Cadogan was operated on yesterday morning to remove a fractured tooth. It is not yet known if he will miss any games for either the Cork hurlers or footballers as a direct result, as he is already facing a suspension because of Saturday night’s red card.
Cork GAA officials are angered at the subsequent focus on the altercation, particularly with the emphasis placed on the clash which was captured on television cameras. They believe it does not show everything which occurred prior to that incident and consequently gives an unbalanced view of events. The Central Competitions Control Committee are likely to meet in the next few days to review the referee’s report and discuss the matter.
Saturday’s fractious encounter is the latest in a list of flashpoints between the counties in recent years.
Cork are still annoyed with the lack of action from Croke Park following Tadhg Kennelly’s premeditated charge on Nicholas Murphy at the start of the All-Ireland football final.
Controversy arose when Kennelly admitted in his autobiography that he had planned the charge the night before the game, but the player was not sanctioned, and Kennelly eventually returned to play for Sydney Swans in the AFL.
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