Teenager dropped by football club loses post-traumatic stress claim

Sen Cookes father says his sons dream of invited to participate in the UK was harmed after they had been denied the opportunity to play in front of talent scouts

An Irish teenager has lost a case taken against his former football club, where he claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disease after he was fell from the team as a 13 -year-old.

Sen Cooke, 18, sued Carrigaline United over alleged ill treatment by coaches at the golf-club. Cooke told Judge Sen ODonnabhain at Cork circuit court that he was a good player who hoped to play professionally in Britain, but was not given the chance to play in front of talent scout after he was allegedly dropped.

His father, Declan Cooke, brought a vote of no confidence against the clubs coaches in the 2012 -2 013 season, the Irish Independent reports. He lost by a vote of 9 to 2.

Tim Mawe, who succeeded Declan Cooke as administrator of the golf-club in 2011, said everything is was done to accommodate Sen.

Mawe said Sen played regularly during the successful 2011 -2 012 season, but he was told by other mothers that there was non-stop complaints about the clubs handling from his father.

The court heard Mawe was very hurt when Cooke brought the voting rights of no confidence against him, but scorned suggestions from barrister Matthew Maguire that he took any bad feelings out on Sen. We were volunteers. We were doing a good job. It was hurtful. There was no appreciation. He was the same as that used any musician. We picked on merit.

Mawe said Sen was injured in the summer of 2012, missed a lot of pre-season teach as a result and had to come off the tar one time because he was injured.

Sen Cooke told the court that before video games in 2012 Mawe pulled him aside and said that he was not good enough to play. Mawe denied this, articulating Sen Cookes mother arrived at the match and formerly she realised her son was not playing there was a huge commotion.

Maguire told the court that Cooke was not allowed to play during a match which was attended by a talent scout from the English club Aston Villa.

The judge said it was an emotional and difficult lawsuit and that Declan Cooke was undoubtedly a caring parent but was not over-blessed with insight.

In rejecting the lawsuit ODonnabhain said Mawe appeared to be conscientious and truthful.

In a statement published on Twitter, Sen Cooke said he had no regrets in participate in the lawsuit. We craved justice to be served, he wrote.

Cooke added that he had to leave the golf-club I played for and adored since the age of six as a result of being fallen from the team.

Im very proud of my mothers for participate in the stand for me and staying up for what was the right thing to do … We seem justice has been served as this case has now been uncovered and we can move on from these traumatic times and leave this case behind us.

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