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'It's An Absolute Disgrace The Way Aidan O'Shea Is Getting Treated'

'It's An Absolute Disgrace The Way Aidan O'Shea Is Getting Treated'

Sunday's Division one clash between Galway and Mayo finished 1-13 to 0-11 as Galway continued their good form over their rivals in the west.

The game was an ill-tempered and hostile affair which included three red cards and numerous flashpoints. Paul Conroy and the O'Connor brothers were all dismissed. It sets up the Championship opener between the pair next May quite nicely.

At the centre of several flashpoints was Aidan O'Shea.

 

 

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Speaking on Off the Ball tonight, former Mayo footballer David Brady feels O'Shea is being poorly treated on a consistent basis.

I think it is an absolute disgrace the way Aidan O'Shea is getting treated. I'm taking him as a player, every single game. Now, what Cillian did was wrong. You know what, he needs to learn from it. But every single game, you watch it, you see it. He is being pulled, dragged and battered. You know what, if I was an opposition manager I'd be nearly saying 'you know what boys, go at him again he is on a yellow.' He was on a yellow yesterday when there were two Galway players booked, they went at him for one reason only, to get him sent off.

You can't read much into football in February but the two major flashpoints indicate the bite has returned to this rivalry. As for Brady's point, he is not the first Mayo man to make this argument as former manager Noel Connelly also called on referees to protect O'Shea more in 2015.

You can listen to Brady in full here.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Cillian O'Connor Sent Off For Reckless Strike As Galway Beat Mayo Again

Maurice Brosnan

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