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Eugene MgGee: Fair play demands the GAA must give longford justice

Eugene MgGee

Published 01/03/2010 | 05:00

There is a fine line between whinging and common sense in Gaelic games but what masquerades for the latter is often, in fact, the former. Match after match, season after season, managers in particular -- but also fans and players -- try to convince us all that they are fair and honest when, in reality, they are whingers, pure and simple.

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But they can also be very cute at whinging and most of the big-time and some mercenary managers have brought whinging to a fine art, with the most incredible statements coming from their mouths in attempting to disguise a whinge as a 'fair comment'.

After a while, of course, the GAA public realise the truth and in recent times a few famous managers have gone a bit too far with ridiculous attempts to whitewash their own players' activities. Even in the GAA you cannot fool all of the people, all of the time.

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