Crossmaglen reject Cargin's bite claim after Ulster club game

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Oisin McConville

Crossmaglen joint-manager Oisin McConville says his club's own internal investigation has found "no evidence" that Cargin's Michael McCann was bitten in Sunday's Ulster Club game.

McCann believes he was bitten in the match and his manager John Brennan made public the issue afterwards.

The Cargin player informed referee Joe McQuillan of the issue during the game.

However, McConville is supporting his players's insistence that no such incident took place.

"We're happy to accept that," McConville told BBC Sport NI.

"We've held our own internal investigation. We've asked the players if they were involved in a biting incident. Our players have said they weren't.

"We've watched the footage and there is no evidence from the footage that we watched.

"We're happy to support our players in this."

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After their 2-15 to 0-13 win on Sunday, Crossmaglen are now preparing for an Ulster semi-final against Kilcoo on 15 November but McConville insists his club will co-operate with any possible investigation.

"It's important that we do facilitate and co-operate with whatever needs to happen from here on in as far as the Ulster Council or whoever else is concerned," added McConville.

"It's something we want to put to bed as quickly as possible."

The Crossmaglen joint-manager said he was unaware of whether the issue had been mentioned to referee McQuillan.

"But if there is anything in his report, then it's something which needs to be investigated."

Cargin manager Brennan made the allegation that McCann had been bitten.

"I didn't see it but some of our players were very aggrieved about it and Michael has a mark on his neck," added the former Derry manager.

Brennan alleged that the incident occurred during a melee after 36 minutes.

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