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Weekend GAA takeaways: Horan takes aim at keyboard warriors, Glorious Galway and an unhappy hurling fraternity

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Mayo manager James Horan during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 4 defeat to Monaghan at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Monaghan. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Mayo manager James Horan during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 4 defeat to Monaghan at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Monaghan. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

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Mayo manager James Horan during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 4 defeat to Monaghan at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Monaghan. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

It was a weekend of plenty of on and off the field drama in the Allianz National Leagues.

Keyboard warriors in the GAA

With two red cards and a defeat that saw them slip into the bottom two of the top flight, Mayo manager James Horan had plenty to mull over after the loss to Monaghan in Clones.

However in the post-match briefing, Horan was asked about the personal abuse some of his players had been subject to abuse on social media during the week.

Horan insisted he hadn't been aware of it and sought to move on from the issue but it seems the world of GAA isn't immune from the curse of the keyboard warriors.

As the Mayo boss put it: "That says a lot about the people who are doing it so."

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Tom Flynn of Galway in action against Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone during the Allianz Football League Division 1 clash at Tuam Stadium in Tuam, Galway.  Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Tom Flynn of Galway in action against Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone during the Allianz Football League Division 1 clash at Tuam Stadium in Tuam, Galway. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Tom Flynn of Galway in action against Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone during the Allianz Football League Division 1 clash at Tuam Stadium in Tuam, Galway. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile