Jim Gavin named Philly McMahon in his starting lineup after he sat out last week's win over Kerry, but after only two minutes of action he was off the pitch again after being shown a black card.
In pretty much his first involvement in the match, McMahon put a challenge in on Mayo's Aiden O'Shea that the referee deemed worthy of a black card, as it looked as though the Dublin player had no intention of playing the ball.
Not the ideal return.
Only two minutes old and the game already had a major talking point:
Absolute stupidity from Philly McMahon there. #MAYODUB
— Neil Kearns (@neil_k1988) February 6, 2016
— Dave McGinley (@dcr22B) February 6, 2016
Dont know about these black cards. That was harsh on Philly McMahon. You'd wonder if it was a different player would he have gotten it? #GAA
— Gillian Murphy (@Gill_Murphy) February 6, 2016
Philly McMahon's chickens come home to roost - early black card for third man tackle
— Sylvester Hennessy (@Slyone1069) February 6, 2016
Not sure Philly McMahon's gonna get away with a whole lot this year
— ConorMcKeon (@ConorMcKn) February 6, 2016
Fair play to the ref for not letting Philly McMahon intimidate him out of the black card #MayovDub
— Karen Browne (@cairindebrun) February 6, 2016