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Indignant Dunne should rethink his Croker pleas


Wexford manager Liam Dunne. Picture: Sportsfile

Wexford manager Liam Dunne. Picture: Sportsfile

Wexford manager Liam Dunne. Picture: Sportsfile

OUR terrified legal eagles have again asked us to clarify that Dublin and Wexford have no intention of throwing Saturday's rematch.

There, did it. Unless, of course, our Slaneyside tourists end up in the wrong venue ...

Curve Ball was intrigued by Liam Dunne's post-match tirade against the fixing of the replay for Parnell Park.

"The game should be in Croke Park. They shouldn't be bringing a game like this to Parnell Park," he fumed. "They're on about wanting to promote hurling and look after the so-called weaker teams and the second-tier teams, but I think really they don't give a s**t."

Dunne's (correct) contention is that the Wexford footballers would never be asked to play Dublin in Donnycarney – it would be Croker all the way.

But here's the thing; are the Wexford footballers happy with their lot either?

Last year, ahead of their Leinster SFC semi-final against you know who, Aindreas Doyle attracted plenty of column inches for highlighting the perennial HQ advantage enjoyed by the Dubs.

"I think last year Dublin played 14 games and 11 of them were here (in Croke Park), between league and championship.

"That'd be unheard of in any other sport. If Kerry played 11 of their 14 games down in Killarney, we'd probably be seeing Kerry win the All-Ireland every year. It has to be an advantage and it's not right," Doyle declared.

Memo to Liam Dunne; be careful what you wish for!