10 Apr 2013

Mooney apologies for tweets about Thatcher

9:33 am on 10 April 2013

The Ireland cricket all-rounder John Mooney has apologised for a tweet in which he hoped Margaret Thatcher's death was slow and painful.

Mooney says he now realises his tweets were offensive to many and he's deleted them.

Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom described the comments as crass, insensitive and offensive.

Mooney may face disciplinary action by Cricket Ireland despite his apology.

Baroness Thatcher, the 87-year-old former British prime minister, died on Monday after suffering a series of strokes.