Maughan: "Kildare have backed themselves into a corner"

June 26, 2018

Former Mayo footballer John Maughan.
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John Maughan feels that Kildare's negotiating tactics over the venue for their SF Qualifier against Mayo leave a lot to be desired.

The CCCC relieved the Lilywhites of home advantage and fixed Saturday night's game for Croke Park, with Kildare boss Cian O'Neill insisting that his team will not play anywhere else other than Newbridge.

"Kildare have backed themselves into a corner, this should have been dealt with behind closed doors. There should have been some sort of an arrangement, but coming out publicly as Cian O'Neill did yesterday and Kildare management did saying it is St Conleth's Park or nowhere, I don't think that is helpful and what we have now is a very, very entrenched situation," former Mayo manager Maughan stated RTE Radio.

"You will not hear a comment form Mayo because why would they get involved here but it is a position where nobody wants to be. It is very unfortunate."

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