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McMahon 'red' disappoints Gilroy

PAT GILROY has expressed disappointment at Dublin's latest red card woes - although this time, at least, Philly McMahon needn't worry about any suspension repercussions.

The Sky Blue corner-back fell victim to a card-happy Michael Collins in the closing stages of yesterday's NFL Division One cakewalk against Armagh, picking up yellow cards after 65 minutes and then four minutes later, for a late but relatively harmless foul on Brian Mallon. "That was disappointing," admitted Gilroy.

"It looked like a clumsy challenge - it looked like he was going for the ball to block it and he did follow through on to the guy so, to the letter of the law, it probably was a yellow card."

The Dubs boss added: "I thought our discipline was excellent up to that.

"We got a few heavy challenges and just got on with it without reaction. It's the league, he gets two yellow cards I don't think he gets any suspension.

"It's something for us to continuously harp on about."

McMahon's dismissal follows earlier league incidents which have seen Eamon Fennell, James McCarthy and Bryan Cullen (via a retrospective citing) all pick up one-match suspensions.

Paul Brogan was also red-carded for two bookings in their January Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup defeat to Kildare.