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'What happens on the field stays on the field' - Donaghy downplays McMahon incident

The Kerry forward insists there’s no ill-feeling towards Philly McMahon.

Donaghy speaks to referee David Coldrick after the incident.
Donaghy speaks to referee David Coldrick after the incident.
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

KIERAN DONAGHY HAS downplayed the seriousness of the off-the-ball incident involving him and Philly McMahon during Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

McMahon has been accused of foul play after TV replays appeared to show the Dublin defender putting his fingers into Donaghy’s eyes.

The incident has threatened to overshadow Dublin’s 25th title celebrations with McMahon forced to field questions at the team’s celebrations last night.

But Donaghy revealed he won’t be looking for any punishment to be handed down to McMahon and there’s no ill-feeling towards the corner-back.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport this afternoon, Donaghy said: ”What happens on the field stays on the field and that’s the way I’ve always played it.”

“An All-Ireland final is a one-off game and whatever happens I’d leave it at that. I wouldn’t be carrying anything into next year.”

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