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'Inflated Egos Ripping Decent People Apart' - Who Is Mick O'Dowd Be Talking About Here?

'Inflated Egos Ripping Decent People Apart' - Who Is Mick O'Dowd Be Talking About Here?
By Conor Neville Updated

In the future, there may be no more managerial interviews. The RTE boycott is becoming de riguer. The way it's going the state broadcaster may soon be forced to choose between neutering their pundits or saying goodbye to the post-match interview.

If Tyrone win the All-Ireland this year, then RTE are presumably going to have to dream up an alternative to the All-Ireland winners banquet.

Perhaps, they'll send Michael Lyster and Marty Morrissey and Ger Canning down to the loser's banquet where they can ruminate on the nature of failure.

Mick O'Dowd resigned as Meath manager after their loss to Derry on Saturday. His post match comments - delivered to LMFM and assorted other journalists - mainly concerned Meath's latest loss and their struggles in the latter part of his tenure (O'Dowd's reign did show some early promise). But he finished with a parting blast at the celebrity pundits who are so resented by so many county setups.

I've just invested my heart and soul into it as a volunteer. To be honest with you, there's a culture within the GAA now where you have these overpaid, inflated egos acting as pundits that are just ripping decent people in the GAA apart.

You have some (ex-Meath players) but I'm talking in general. It seems to be a culture that's taken over. Maybe it's society. There's a lack of respect for people, for their work and their effort. But that's nothing I can change.

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