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Philly McMahon Opens Up On Disgusting Abuse He Received About His Brother During Game

Philly McMahon Opens Up On Disgusting Abuse He Received About His Brother During Game

Philly McMahon appeared on the Late Late Show on Friday night to speak about the release of his book, 'The Choice'. The book deals with the five-time All-Ireland winner's relationship with his brother John who died of a drug overdose in 2012, aged 31.

McMahon was asked by Ryan Tubridy about abuse, regarding his brother, he had received during a game.

The Ballymun man - believing that all people make mistakes - was unwilling to disclose the opponent's name or any details which could lead to his identification.

I won't say the year because people will start putting two and two together.

I was playing. I was marking a guy and he felt that saying my brother overdosed and he was a junkie would affect my game.

But ultimately, it empowered me. And actually I played a very good game that day. We won and I can't even tell you if I scored or not.

McMahon, when asked about the sledging he had taken, quipped that, 'Well, I give some as well.'

We all make mistakes and I'm sure that person - it just happened in that minute and he said it - but I don't think he meant it.

But essentially John was with me when he said that to me.

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You can watch Philly McMahon speak on the Late Late Show below.

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