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Over-sensitive GAA moaners need to grow thicker skins

Colm Parkinson

Published 06/08/2014 | 02:30

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?

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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