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#3457

It is masochism to read the turgid dross that Sweeney scribbles for that rag. He is to journalism what Worzel Gummidge was to fashion modelling…largely unsuited. He is from a place called Gorteen, in Sligo. Gorteen means small field. A small-brained man from a small field, who has small thoughts. Who cares what he writes! Who cares about him in any way. Move on.


#3458

I seem to remember lads loving him here a while back when he was writing complimentary things?!


#3459

We’re very needy. And fickle. A great combination.


#3460

I actually cringe at that sweeney article…a Sligo man who in another article wrote Mayo off last year…the standard of GAA journalism is chronic


#3461

Yeah he upset a lot of mayo with his donkeys comment. Obviously playing to the audience. GAA journalism is the shits with the exception of Sean Moran and Malachy Clerkin.


#3462

Michael foley when I read him( if I find a Sunday Times lying around) I think is fair and interesting. His 2 books the bloodied field and kings of September are great reads.


#3463

And they’re all on your side!! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :joy:


#3464

See a pattern here?


#3465

Two words…”Roy Curtis” lol


#3466

Jaysus we have to have one @mayoman😂


#3467

I could mention a few more…and if your limping Sligo man Sweeney as one of us I’m gonna call Parkinson one of yers :wink: Funnily enough I actually like Ciaran Whealan as a pundit.


#3468

He’s appalling.


#3469

You may have crossed a line there @mayoman that can never be uncrossed. That is like giving us the last guy in the school playground game even though it was your pick. Whelo is mostly good and if anything sometimes doesn’t defend us robustly enough - but he is honest.


#3470

take that back


#3471

Time for the mods to step in here


#3472

He should be made a mod for that.


#3473

Who? Whelo?


#3474

No spell it out for me there chief…


#3475

That was pure poison! All Mayo ambassadors could be expelled from Dublin…


#3476

Both members of Aosdana and drive blue Toyotas