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Saturday 20 September 2014

Over-sensitive GAA moaners need to grow thicker skins

Colm Parkinson

Published 06/08/2014 | 02:30

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James Horan was left fuming at comments from Cork selector Ronan McCarthy regarding the conduct of two of his Mayo forwards. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
James Horan was left fuming at comments from Cork selector Ronan McCarthy regarding the conduct of two of his Mayo forwards. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

Has everyone in the GAA world become too sensitive?

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James Horan was clearly upset after Cork selector Ronan McCarthy claimed that Mayo forwards Cillian O'Connor and Kevin McLoughlin commit tactical fouls during games – an ill-advised, but pretty innocuous comment, I would have thought.

Mayo manager Horan fumed after the All-Ireland quarter-final victory over the Rebels: "For us it was taking the integrity of two of our players and of our team – I think that's something that's disgraceful and they should be ashamed of what they've done."

Integrity? Disgraceful? Ashamed?. . . Really?

ABUSE

This is coming a week after Meath defender Kevin Reilly complained about personal abuse the Meath lads got after their Leinster final hammering by Dublin.

Now if you're a sensitive type and you go tweeting after a big loss or go on message boards, you're not going to get much sympathy from me.

I preferred a bit of 'abuse' after a shocking performance. I felt it was well deserved.

The supporters that got on my nerves were the sneaks buttering you up saying you played well.

Irish Independent

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