John Mooney withdrawn from Ireland squad
February 4th 2014 by Cricket Ireland | International
JOHN MOONEY is leaving Ireland’s tour of the West Indies with immediate effect due to a stress-related illness.
John has been receiving treatment for his condition for some time and has been able to manage it to a sufficient degree to continue playing international cricket.
However, it became clear over the last 24 hours that John’s condition had deteriorated, and the decision was taken to get him home as quickly as possible to resume his treatment. He is returning to Dublin to be with his family this evening and will take no part in the remainder of the tour.
Warren Deutrom Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland said: “John Mooney is an incredibly passionate cricketer who has performed with distinction for Ireland over more than a decade, most recently in December with his Man-of-the-Match performance against Afghanistan in the InterContinental Cup final.
“However, cricketing matters come a poor second where health issues are concerned. The most important thing for John is to get the support and care he needs to aid his recovery - Cricket Ireland will endeavour to do all that it can to aid this process.
“John and his family has asked for privacy while he recovers and I would urge everyone to respect their wish at this difficult time.”
Cricket Ireland are currently liasing with tournament organisers with regards to naming a replacement for John on the tour and a decision on that will be announced in due course.