‘If Gooch is a two-trick pony, Martin McHugh must be a jennet’ – players react to pundit’s claim
The reaction to the comments made by Martin McHugh on The Sunday Game last night in relation to Colm Cooper has caused quite the stir, particularly among current and former players.
Kerry advanced to a semi-final meeting with Mayo after proving far too strong for Galway, with James O’Donoghue continuing his rich vein of form this championship campaign.
Many observers felt the loss of the Gooch would derail their All-Ireland ambitions, but O’Donoghue has stepped up to the mark and has collected two man-of-the-match awards in Kerry’s three championship outings to date.
After dissecting the match on The Sunday Game last night, McHugh not only lavished praise on the Killarney Legion player, but also described Cooper as a “two-trick pony.”
The comment drew widespread commentary online with present and former players adding to the disbelief surrounding the controversial statement.
“If Gooch is a two-trick pony, Martin McHugh must be a jennet,” former Kerry team-mate Michael Quirke tweeted today.
Here is a flavour of the reaction.
If Gooch is a 'two-trick pony', Martin McHugh must be a jennet! #equineinsults— Mike Quirke (@Mike_Quirke) August 4, 2014
Hearing about Martin Mchugh criticising Gooch is just laughable! Some pundit ha, but he got what he wanted a few headlines & some attention!— Darran O'Sullivan (@Darransull86) August 4, 2014
If the Gooch is a "2 trick pony" this is how I feel. pic.twitter.com/5ecMgFiAy8— Ben Brosnan (@BenBrosnan) August 4, 2014
Thankfully couldn't hear Martin McHugh tonight if he was talking rubbish about Gooch...solid GAA panel in boars head pic.twitter.com/DCTL2AHU6A— Tomás Quinn (@mossyquinn) August 3, 2014
Out having a few drinks. Please tell me Martin McHugh didn't day what he said on the Sunday Game. It's a wind up, right?— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) August 3, 2014