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U-12 hurling match in Waterford abandoned following alleged abuse of referee

An U-12 hurling game in Waterford was abandoned on Monday night following what’s understood to be an incident of abuse toward a match official.

The game, which was in the local U-12 Hurling Championship threw in at 6.15pm on Monday evening, September 26th but was ‘prematurely terminated’.

It’s believed that the match official on the evening in question was intimidated and subjected to verbal abuse from a member of the crowd at the game.

Waterford GAA have issued the following statement to WLR Sport in response to queries on why the game was abandoned.

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They say the matter is currently being investigated and that they will be providing no further comment at present.

“Waterford GAA can confirm that an under 12 game was prematurely terminated on Monday September 26th and the matter is now being dealt with by the Bord na nÓg Competitions Control Committee. There will be no further comment at this time.”

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