KIERAN SHANNON: There’s no acceptable cynicism. Let’s black ball the offenders

Back in 2004, long before several of Jack McCaffrey’s teammates hauled Mayo defenders to the ground to prevent them from receiving a kickout in the closing moments of an All-Ireland final, his father Noel, along with some other eminent academic colleagues, conducted a study into the attitudes of Irish athletes towards cheating.

Mayo's Lee Keegan grapples with Dublin's Ciarán Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.

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