• Home
  • /
  • GAA
  • /
  • WATCH: Kieran Donaghy Accused Philly McMahon Of Eye-Gouging Him On The Pitch

WATCH: Kieran Donaghy Accused Philly McMahon Of Eye-Gouging Him On The Pitch

WATCH: Kieran Donaghy Accused Philly McMahon Of Eye-Gouging Him On The Pitch
By Conor Neville

In the days following the All-Ireland final, Kieran Donaghy adhered to the old-fashioned sporting omerta of 'what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch'.

In the heat of battle, he was less circumspect.

After the infamous tussle on the ground with Philly McMahon and Rory O'Carroll, he jogged up to David Coldrick, saying 'he (McMahon) gouged my eye on the ground, Dave'.

But Coldrick hadn't seen the incident and simply threw up the ball.

I didn’t see that now, Kieran... That was just two lads competing, that’s all...  Lads, lads. It’s okay. It’s alright. It’s alright, Philly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNA2tmfhbnI

Philly and Coldrick had plenty of interaction throughout the seventy minutes.

Advertisement

Shortly before the controversial schemozzle on the fourteen yard line, McMahon was booked for persistent fouling on the advice of one of the Canal End umpires. Philly did not think much of the decision to book him.

McMahon - It’s always the back, It’s always the back

Coldrick - Why are you giving them an opportunity?

McMahon - Donaghy is hitting me when I am trying to make a block. David, I swear to God I didn’t do anything. I didn’t do anything.

Coldrick - You’re holding him the whole time.

McMahon - I’m not holding him! Fuck sake!

Coldrick's was mic'd up for tonight's RTE documentary 'All-Ireland Final Day', in which the cameras followed RTE commentator Darragh Maloney and legendary Kerry announcer Weeshie Fogarty.

Read more: Michael Collins Hatred Of Soccer And 5 Other Times Sport And Irish Politics Mixed

 

Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement