GAA Digest: Kerry Gaelic football team faces relegation after loss
Brogan Stars in Dublin Win, McGuinness Won’t Fret Loss, Late Score Seals Cork Win, GAA Won’t Split Dublin, Munster Bests Connacht
Mayo boss James Horan agreed with Gavin. “Ger Cafferky was on him and didn’t do a whole pile wrong.
“When you give the guys kicking in the ball, particularly in the first half, the amount of time that they had, yourself could put in a pass and he’s going to score it so that’s where it came from.”
Dublin were reduced to 14 men again when Ger Brennan received a straight red-card in the 42nd minute following a clash with Michael Conroy and Donal Vaughan.
“I haven’t been told what he was sent off for. The bit I saw was their six coming in after with high hands and then their 14 coming into Ger,” Gavin said.
McGuinness Won’t Fret Loss
ALL-Ireland champions Donegal suffered another NFL defeat when they went down to Tyrone on Sunday by a score of 1-13 to 0-12, but manager Jim McGuinness has insisted he will continue to experiment in the league.
With Tyrone due to play his team again in the championship in May, McGuinness insisted his focus is on the summer ahead.
He said, “We tried Ross Wherithy out again today, and we were happy with his performance, we tried Mark McHugh at wing-back, and we tried Neil Gallagher at full-forward.
“We use the league as a vehicle to look at things like that, and they were all kind of positives. We just want to try and progress and go forward week on week.”
Tyrone boss Mickey Harte said the win over Donegal will be significant ahead of their championship clash.
“If you keep losing to somebody, you might get an inferiority complex and that wouldn’t be good for anybody, so it was important that we’d win for sure and probably more important for us to win than Donegal.
“I think they can handle the defeat better than we could today and I’m sure they will be better prepared in May because they’ll have more put in.”
Tyrone officials are to launch an investigation after Donegal’s Karl Lacey was spat on by a supporter.
Tyrone chairman Ciaran McLaughlin said, “We apologized to the Donegal team over an incident which occurred at the end of the match. Tyrone will carry out their own investigation into this.”
Late Score Seals Cork Win
CORK boss Conor Counihan singled out midfielder Aidan Walsh for praise after a smash and grab raid in Newry saw a late Ciaran Sheehan goal secure a 3-12 to 1-17 victory for his team over Down.
Counihan said, “You would have to say that we rode our luck a bit there and if I was Down I would be gutted altogether.
“But, look, we kept ploughing away at it and Aidan Walsh won a ball that he had no right to win on the wing there at the end to set it up. You need fellas like that to step up at those times.
“We were extremely fortunate that he did. He stood up there and kicked points from play and from frees and that is the Aidan of old that we haven’t seen in the last few weeks.
“Thankfully, he is back in that now and other fellas need to get back on track too.”
GAA Won’t Split Dublin
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