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Martin McHugh: 'I brought up Cooper but made a mistake using the phrase two-trick pony'

The pundit has admitted his mistake for comments on ‘The Sunday Game’.

Colm Cooper is currently out for the season after tearing his cruciate ligament. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

MARTIN MCHUGH HAS admitted that his description of Colm Cooper as a ‘two-trick pony’ was a mistake.

The 1992 Donegal All-Ireland winner made his comments on The Sunday Game on RTÉ television last Sunday night during a discussion about Kerry’s current star forward James O’Donoghue.

In his column for The Star newspaper today, he admitted that he used ‘a clumsy phrase’ when describing the Dr Crokes man.

“O’Donoghue is fantastic and I was keen to make it clear how good he is on The Sunday Game. Looking for a comparison, 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. But live television is unforgiving. You say something and it’s out there.”

Martin McHugh Martin McHugh won an All-Ireland medal with Donegal back in 1992 Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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