MAYO MANAGER WORRIED THAT DONEGAL PLAYERS WILL TARGET AIDAN O’SHEA

first_imgMayo joint-manager Noel Connelly has said he is worried that star player Aidan O’Shea is going to be targeted by Donegal when the two sides clash at HQ on Saturday night.Connelly has called on officials to give O’Shea protection and be fair to him both on and off the ball.His comments have irked many Donegal supporters and his statement has drawn comparisons with that of Kieran McGeeney when he was manager of Kildare in 2011. In the run-up to their quarter-final clash in 2011, then Kildare supremo McGeeney said he was worried about Donegal’s physicality and called on the referee at the time to give his players protection.In his post-match interview McGuinness addressed the comments made by McGeeney at the time and blasted him for it.Now Mayo’s joint-manager has started the mind games by calling on the officials to give O’Shea protection.“Aidan is going to be well-marshalled and well-marked,” Connelly said to The Irish Independent. “We have no doubt he is going to be a targeted man and all we have to ask for from officials is that he gets fair play both off the ball and on the ball.“He is a big guy and attracts a lot of attention – maybe in other games the attention that he gets would warrant a free.“But the referees see that because he is a big guy, he can take more of it and let’s see what he can take.”MAYO MANAGER WORRIED THAT DONEGAL PLAYERS WILL TARGET AIDAN O’SHEA was last modified: August 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aidan O’SheadonegalGAAMayonewsSportlast_img

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