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Waterford confirm mistake on All-Ireland medals

Updated: Monday, 13 Jan 2014 11:35 | Comments

Waterford won the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship in 2013
Waterford won the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship in 2013

Waterford have confirmed that five All-Ireland Minor medals presented to their players were engraved incorrectly.

The Waterford County Board issued a statement on Sunday evening to deny speculation on social media that the additional medals cost just €5.

They confirmed the five medals will be replaced.

The statement read: “Waterford County Board received 24 official All Ireland Final winners’ medals for our minor hurlers from Croke Park as is the norm for minor All Ireland winning teams.

“Waterford County Board ordered additional medals to ensure that all members of the minor panel received winner’s medals.

“Unfortunately five of the additional medals were incorrectly stamped / engraved and will have to be replaced.

“As soon as Waterford County Board became aware of the issue, we contacted the supplier with a view to correcting the problem.

“Waterford County Board regret any embarrassment caused to any panel member who received an incorrectly stamped medal and we can assure them that they will receive the correct medal as soon as we have them.

“Waterford County Board would also like to point out that All Ireland winner’s medals cost in excess of €300 each and the value of the additional medals being reported on social media is totally inaccurate.”

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