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Shane Long Once Made A Very GAA-ish Allegation Against Stephen Hunt In Training

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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In his Indo column today, Stephen Hunt confessed that he didn't see Shane Long making it as a footballer.

He detailed the flare ups they engaged in on the training pitch, notably when Long got the hump and accused Hunt of passing the ball to his brother more than him.

That is the most GAA allegation there has ever been. Anyone who has ever played with their brother in Gaelic football and hurling has been accused at one stage of always going to 'look for the brother'.

He will hold the ball as long as he doesn't see a suitable pass. And unless the brother is free, there is never a suitable pass.

The brothers who always pass the ball to each other are the prime targets among the GAA teammates one wants to murder. 


Tellingly, Stephen Hunt failed to deny he was guilty of this offence.

Of course, it's an interesting psychological question.


In Eamon Dunphy's Millwall diary 'Only a Game', Eamon, Johnny Giles and Paddy Mulligan were sitting around shooting the breeze and Mulligan said that a psychologist had told them that players pass more often to their friends (presumably that applies tenfold for brothers).

Naturally, as Eamon wrote, this brought out the usual cracks - 'Do ye all hate each other at Palace, Paddy?'

Read more: 20 GAA Teammates You Want To Murder






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