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Gaoth Dobhair Players And Others Censure David Brady Over 'Piss-Ups' Criticism

Gaoth Dobhair Players And Others Censure David Brady Over 'Piss-Ups' Criticism

Goath Dobhair players Kevin Cassidy, Eamon McGee and Neil McGee all hit back at David Brady after the Mayo man suggested that had they not publicly celebrated their Ulster club final win, they could have beaten Corofin.

Donegal side Gaoth Dobhair gave a valiant effort against the reigning All-Ireland champions on Saturday, eventually losing by four points.

Following their victory against Scotstown on December 2nd, Gaoth Dobhair players posted videos to social media from their celebrations in north-west Donegal.

It was regarding those days which Brady - who won an All-Ireland club title with Ballina in 2004 - was critical.

At the heart of Brady's words, there is good intention but criticism of a club which has been through so much in recent weeks, including the death of teammate Mícheál Roarty, was unnecessary and unwarranted.

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The Gaoth Dobhair players were swift to fire back.

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Prior to the semi-final, Cassidy explained how his side dealt with that 11-week gap between the Ulster final and Saturday's game. There were celebrations but also hard work. That's hard work which kept Gaoth Dobhair in the mix on Saturday against one of the greatest club sides ever.

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"We took two weeks off after the Ulster final, just completely, collectively," said Cassidy.

People did their own wee thing but we went back training two weeks after. We kept going during Christmas, we trained hard during Christmas, still at the same time, retained the balance, we let the lads out here and there for nights out and stuff.

But since then it's been pretty much, everything's been focused on Corofin. We've played three or four challenge games so we feel like we're in a good position to give them a game.

Gaoth Dobhair players were not the only ones to censure Brady.

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