Former Kerry manager Jack O’Connor reckons Martin McHugh should steer clear of Killarney after he called Colm Cooper a “two-trick pony”.
McHugh made the comment RTE’s The Sunday Game when comparing the attacking qualities of Cooper to Kerry forward James O’Donoghue who starred in the All-Ireland quarter-final win over Galway.
He later explained the reasons for his remark.
But former All-Ireland winning manager O’Connor said “He wouldn’t want to show up in Tatler Jack’s pub in Killarney for a while.”
McHugh retracted his “clumsy” remark and said he meant no malice in it.
“Looking for a comparison [to James O’Donoghue], I brought up Cooper but made a mistake by using the phrase ‘two-trick pony’ to describe the Dr Crokes man. It’s a clumsy phrase, and one that doesn’t stand up,” he wrote in the Irish Daily Star.
“Live television is unforgiving. You say something and it’s out there.”Tags: