Brendan Taylor's statement came after Cricket Ireland said it is considering legal action against Zimbabwe Herald after it published a heavily criticised article on Mooney
With Zimbabwe needing 32 to win off 20 balls and with four wickets left, Sean Williams, on 96, launched a huge hook off Kevin O'Brien towards deep mid-wicket where John Mooney reached high to grab the ball. But as he claimed the catch, the big Irishman appeared to slightly touch the boundary cushion with his foot which should have resulted in a six.
Ireland fast bowler designed an attachment, which he calls a "gorget", to protect the neck at the back and side of the head.
Medium pacer John Mooney took 5 wickets for 36 in the Afghan second innings, giving him match figures of 10-81. Defending champions Afghanistan, chasing 347 runs for victory, were 136 for five overnight but were dismissed for 224.
All-rounder John Mooney has been ruled out of Ireland's squad for next month's World Twenty20 due to a fractured finger which could sideline him for twelve weeks.
Giant-killing Ireland have vowed to play aggressive cricket in Sunday's World Cup match against India as they attempt to add the host nation to their list of scalps.