Wexford GAA rocked by match-fixing rumours

Updated: August 21, 2012
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Wexford GAA is set to be rocked by allegations of match fixing in both senior county football and hurling championships, according to the Wexford Echo.

The paper reports that claims have been made against players on an unnamed team who are alleged to have bet against their club in a match after they had already qualified for the championship’s knock out stages.

The Wexford Echo was contacted by members of other teams who claim they were denied a place in the quarter final due to ‘strange’ results involving the accused team.

The paper details the odds of matches in both hurling and football which shrunk unusually, and of a match in the earlier stages of the Wexford championships not involving the club in question, where a bookies closed the market on the match due to unusual betting patterns.

Wexford County Chairman Diarmuid Devereux told the Echo that he is aware of the complaint.

“If I receive any formal complaint from any club or individual in relation to this, the complaint will be vigorously investigated,” he said.

The allegations come soon after two players were banned for racially abusing Wexford wing back Lee Chin, and an umpire stood down from duties after being suspended for racially abusing a player in a junior football match.

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