Thursday 8 December 2016

‘It's the way Ballymun people walk’ – Philly McMahon pokes fun at Pat McEnaney jibe

Published 06/09/2015 | 11:26

Dublin's Philly McMahon during the All-Ireland Footbal semi-final
Dublin's Philly McMahon during the All-Ireland Footbal semi-final
Phillly McMahon celebrates after scoring his side's second goal yesterday.

Dublin’s goal scoring hero Philly McMahon took to Twitter last night to make light of a comment from former GAA referee’s chief Pat McEnaney.

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The corner back notched 1-02 as the Dubs booked their place in the All-Ireland Final after yesterday’s 3-15 to 1-14 victory over the Connacht champions.

Discussing the drawn game to Balls.ie last week, McEnaney said it was his belief that McMahon did not “clearly strike” Mayo forward Aidan O’Shea during what was a tetchy affair throughout.

“Philly McMahon, did it clearly show that he struck with his head?” he said.

“I would say there is no clear striking of the head. Yes, he put his head forward. Yes, the other boy put his head slightly forward. But as someone would say, that's how they walk in Ballymun anyway!”

There were calls for McEnaney to apologise for the comment regarding Ballymun, but the corner back showed his sense of humour by tweeting post-match.

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