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Friday 24 May 2019

Buckley expecting Kenny to apologise

LIAM BUCKLEY believes that Dundalk boss Stephen Kenny owes an apology to UCD for comments made by Kenny ahead of last weekend's round of games.

Before UCD's game at home to St Patrick's Athletic on Friday, Kenny – who is manager of second-placed side Dundalk – tried to play mind games, suggesting that UCD would be "fearful" of the Saints and that College "almost lie down" when they play St Pats.

But those comments from Kenny angered Buckley (inset).

"I expect Stephen to give an apology to UCD," said Buckley.

"For me, it was a bit embarrassing, a nonsense. I don't mind playing mind games. I don't mind him saying things direct to me. I thought he was bang out of order.

"I know the other managers in the league and the last thing you want is a manager to say another team would roll over. UCD competed. They went one-nil up. They've beaten Dundalk this season. It was a nonsense comment and even if it was tongue-in-cheek he should still apologise."

Doyle nets for Wolves

WOLVES boss Kenny Jackett is delighted that Kevin Doyle has linked up with the Ireland squad – after a long exile – with a goal on his CV.

Doyle scored for Wolves in Saturday's win over Colchester United, a boost for the Wexford man who is back in the Ireland squad under interim boss Noel King after a frustrating spell out in the cold, as Doyle has not played for Ireland since he appeared in the friendly win over Greece last year.

"Kevin's performance showed quality and leadership up front," said Jackett after Doyle scored on Saturday.

"I am delighted for him on a personal level that he got back into the Ireland squad because that has been an ambition for him."

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