Thursday 20 July 2017

'For a former county manager to call me a t*t is quite pathetic' - Bernard Flynn hits back at 'sad' James Horan

Bernard Flynn (left) and James Horan (right)
Bernard Flynn (left) and James Horan (right)
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Meath legend Bernard Flynn has fired back at James Horan after the ex-Mayo boss called the two-time All-Ireland champion a 'tit' for comments he made about Aidan O'Shea.

Flynn was critical of O'Shea allegedly taking photos with supporters rather than joining his team-mates for a warm down following a recent challenge match, with Horan and current Mayo manager Stephen Rochford disagreeing with the comments.

Speaking on Newstalk before Mayo's Connacht quarter-final with Sligo, Horan said that Flynn made a 'tit of himself' with his remarks.

Flynn has struck back in his Irish Daily Mirror column this morning, saying that Horan's response was petty and that he was a 'sad man'.

"To be referred to on a radio show and newspaper column as a 'tit and an eejet' by former Mayo manager James Horan for what I believed was an honest observation is petty," Flynn wrote.

"It's perhaps indicative of the man's own shortcomings and ultimate failure to get a very good Mayo team over the line when they should have won at least one All-Ireland in his four year tenure.

"Anyone who knows me well knows I'm neither of the above but for a former county manager to call a former player a tit is quite pathetic. Sad man."

Mayo recorded a 2-14 to 0-11 win over Sligo in their opening game of the championship and will face Galway at Pearse Stadium in the Connacht semi-final on June 11.

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