Philly McMahon: I did not feign injury or headbutt
PHILLY McMAHON has vehemently refuted accusations broadcast in the wake of the drawn Dublin/Mayo clash that he either feigned injury or headbutted Aidan O’Shea.
The Dublin defender also insisted he doesn’t fear facing holders Kerry in the All-Ireland SFC final on Sunday week.
Harking back to the semi-final incidents that sparked controversy but no action from the GAA authorities, McMahon explained: “You just have to look at the footage and you can see that his (O’Shea’s) arm hits me in the face. Whether it was accidental or not, I definitely didn’t feign injury.”
On the headbutting claim, he said: “The camera view actually looked like I did do it but I didn’t, and you look at the opposite side from the Cusack and you see him pulling the jersey towards him. I was glad that nothing came of it. It was something that I didn’t let get to me because, if I did, I probably would have had a poor game in the second game.”
Looking ahead to Kerry, McMahon spoke of Dublin’s confidence “because of what we’ve done in training, the game-plan we have and the players that we have. I haven’t lost to them. I’ve only played them in championship two times and fortunately enough we’ve been on the right side.”