If anything is on the wall of the Tipperary footballer's dressing room, judging by Alan Moloney's comments, it could be what came out of the RTE panel's mouths at half-time of the Munster final.
Tipperary ended up losing to Kerry in the Killarney final, but the comments from Colm O'Rourke and Joe Brolly at half-time have riled up Moloney more than the loss.
When asked to describe the first-half, O'Rourke commented:
It’s a nice game but it’s not a proper championship match in the context of a Donegal-Monaghan game, where every ball was fought for.
Brolly has since come out to deny that he was disparaging in any way towards either team.
Speaking yesterday, Moloney was in no mood to see it as anything other than disrespectful:
When I sat down to look at the Munster final a few days later, it boiled my blood. They showed total disrespect towards the players and football people in Tipperary.
Maybe it was a private joke but if it was, they should have kept it to themselves and then to turn around and say that it wasn't a real championship game showed what they really thought of Tipperary football. Hopefully last Saturday quietened them for a while.
It's funny that Moloney should mention that it might have been a private joke, because it was after this moment of uncontrollable giggling that O'Rourke said the words that Moloney is furious about:
Tipperary have since shown great promise to beat Derry in a thrilling finale to reach their first ever All-Ireland quarter-final, something that Moloney hopes Brolly will take note of before he dares to say anything disparaging in the future.
Derry were able to beat Meath and we went out and beat Derry so Colm O’Rourke needs to be careful what he says from now on. Both of them showed no respect. Now we’re starting to get the credit we deserve
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