O’Hara: Walsh outburst not personal, it’s for good of Sligo

RTÉ pundit Eamonn O’Hara has defended his outburst on The Sunday Game and claimed the attack was not personal.

O’Hara, who retired this year after being left off the Sligo panel by Kevin Walsh, called for the Galway man to quit following their surprise loss to London in the Connacht SFC.

Former Armagh star Óisín McConville had said on RTÉ Radio that he was not surprised Walsh had not kept O’Hara on the panel following his inability to commit. However, O’Hara hit back yesterday.

“Óisín knows absolutely nothing about Sligo football he should stick to commenting about Armagh,” he told the Sligo Champion.

“This is not personal it’s about what’s best for Sligo football there’s no benefit in Walsh staying as Sligo manager.”

County board chairman Cyril Feehily reiterated his support for Walsh though: “I’m standing full square behind the manager, players and backroom team.”

And the world of GAA continued to lambaste the rant with Monaghan’s senior footballer Dick Clerkin stating on twitter that the pundits were sensationalising their analysis.

“Blatant controversy, soap box standing and cliched hyperbole is sadly taking the place of proper analysis of our games so far this season!!”

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