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Charlie Redmond Launches Bizarre Attack On Jim McGuinness's Legacy

Charlie Redmond Launches Bizarre Attack On Jim McGuinness's Legacy

A couple of weeks ago, once all the Diarmuid Connolly uproar had just started to settle down, Jim McGuinness wrote his weekly Irish Times column.

In that column, he took aim at Jim Gavin for his actions and comments against the media in the aftermath of Connolly's suspension

I feel that the Gavin's comments bring the game into disrepute. To say that "there is no doubt in my mind" thatĀ The Sunday GameĀ panel influenced the decision is impossible to reconcile with what he must know to be the reality of the situation.

This didn't go down well with Dublin fans or indeed, some of the Dubs greatest players. Charlie Redmond was a three time All-Star in the 80's with Dublin. He won eight Leinster Championship and All Ireland too.

He was asked for his opinion on McGuinness' comments by 98fm Sport. Judging by his response, McGuinness won't be high on Redmond's Christmas card list:

Whatever Jim McGuinness says, I just completely disregard because that man brought Gaelic games to depths that it has never seen previously.

That man's standing with me... he has none.

Jim Gavin has stood up for his player in a way that Jim McGuinness never did or never could do. There's a huge amount of loyalty within this Dublin team.

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Redmond added to his response by noting that the Dubs will always fight for what they think is right:

When somebody wrongs a Dublin player, and the Dublin people believe that Diarmuid Connolly was wronged, they are going to stand up and they are going to fight for him.

And they're going to fight tooth and nail to make sure that player is represented.

They want Diarmuid Connolly to go on to Croke Park at some stage in this championship season and that's their goal

Connolly's suspension runs on August 26th. So there's plenty of time for McGuinness to respond to Redmond, or continue to heap praise on Tyrone.

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