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Lee Keegan Speaks On GPS Throwing Incident From All Ireland Final

Lee Keegan Speaks On GPS Throwing Incident From All Ireland Final
By Eoin Lyons
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In the dying minutes of last year's All Ireland football final Dean Rock took a free kick that would see Dublin edge Mayo for the second time in two years.


As Rock was shaping to kick, Mayo talisman Lee Keegan threw his GPS at the Dublin forward in an effort to put Rock off. It didn't work out as Rock's effort flew over the bar and Mayo were condemned to yet more All-Ireland heartache.

Speaking at the rebranding launch of Sports Physio Ireland Keegan has shed some light on his actions and how he views them in perspective:

It’s probably an unfortunate thing that it happened. You know, I always say, ‘If you were in my shoes, what would people have done?’ Would they have come up with something else?

Obviously it’s very unsportsmanlike and I totally accept that. But, I suppose, you’re looking into losing your fourth All-Ireland … and to be fair to Dean Rock, he never batted an eyelid. As I think he said in the paper, he went through his routine and it just sailed over the bar. That’s the mark of how good he is.

Keegan went on to talk about the ruthlessness of the top teams and argued that a 'dark side' is necessary to be successful in the modern game;

To win All-Irelands and to be the best, you have to have that bit of dark side in your game. And, again, I heard Paul Geaney say it last year - ‘Kerry need to do a bit more of it’ - and they kind of showed that (against Mayo this month), especially when they went three points up, a lot of pulling and dragging and stuff like that. But again, I think everyone remembers the winners.

On whether his perception in Dublin bothers him, Keegan said that while he may not be flavour of the month in the capital, but that Dublin fans won't care as long as they're still winning championships.


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