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Third Ulster rugby player unavailable following fallout from rape trial

Third Ulster rugby player unavailable following fallout from rape trial”

In March a jury found Ulster Rugby players Jackson and Olding not guilty of rape at Laganside District Court.

While both players spoke about hoping to return to their careers with Ulster and Ireland after the verdict, the petition demands that they don't wear the green shirt again.

Jackson was also found not guilty of sexual assault.

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Craig Gilroy has apologised for the language he used in a WhatsApp message which appeared as evidence during the rape trial of his teammates Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

Blane McIlroy (26) from Royal Lodge Road, Ballydollaghan, Belfast, was accused of one count of exposure, while Rory Harrison (25) from Manse Road, Belfast, was charged with perverting the course of justice and withholding information.

The move comes as part of the response of Ireland's professional rugby body to the fallout from the Belfast rugby rape trial.

The change.org post now has 60K signatures.

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"The Irish rugby team are also heroes of many young people".

A joint IRFU and Ulster Rugby statement last week stated that "officials will review the matter, in line with existing procedures for all contracted players".

'We do not want them to feel that what has been revealed throughout the trial was or ever will be acceptable or celebrated.

However, both are waiting to find out what recommendations a panel of senior representatives from the IRFU and Ulster Rugby will make regarding their future following the conclusion of the trial.

'Please consider their admissions in court, Whatsapp records of their dialogue, their public image, the IRFU code of ethics.

In a statement posted on his Twitter account on Tuesday night, Gilroy said that he "would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused" by the message and though he clarified that it was sent privately, he said it was "totally inappropriate" and "not an accurate reflection of my beliefs nor Ulster Rugby's values". Please then act on the findings.



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