Ward denies quit story

July 20, 2009

Meath midfielder Mark Ward
Speculation doing the rounds that Mark Ward had left the Meath panel has been dismissed by the player. Reports appeared in Monday morning's papers stating that the Navan O'Mahony's clubman quit the Royal County set-up in frustration at the lack of game time he has got in recent weeks. However, Ward is at a loss as to where the story emanated from as he missed training last week with a bug and is looking forward to the remainder of Meath's championship run. "I sat out training last week with the flu," said a perplexed Ward when contacted about the story. A regular in the side since making his debut in 2005, the big midfielder was substituted in last month's Leinster SFC quarter-final loss to Dublin and only made brief substitute appearances in the All-Ireland qualifier wins over Waterford and Westmeath.

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