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07th Nov 2022

Ratoath manager David Brady involved in sideline altercation for the second game in a row

Niall McIntyre

For the second game in a row, Ratoath manager David Brady was involved in a scuffle on the sideline.

For the second game in a row, the former Mayo midfielder has played it down.

Brady first hit the headlines a couple of weeks ago when he clashed with Summerhill manager Conor Gillespie during the Meath senior football final. The pair shook hands and made up afterwards but, fast forward a couple of weeks, and Brady was involved in another incident.

Ratoath again edged a tight game, this time against Rhode in the first round of the Leinster championship but things all got a little testy for a finish, when Brady and Offaly wing forward Anton Sullivan clashed on the sideline during the second half.

Tempers flared over a disputed line ball and they boiled over again after the final whistle, with Sullivan and his Rhode team-mates Ruairi McNamee and Jack Kavanagh confronting the Mayo man.

Sportsfile captured some images of the dispute.

Brady insisted afterwards that it was a case of ‘give a dog a bad name.’

“It actually wasn’t me,” he added.

“Someone interpreted it was, they turned around and went, ‘Of course it was Brady’. I think you’ve seen it. But anyway, look, you’re going to yourself, ‘Boys, you’re playing into our hands, we’re up,” he told the Irish Examiner.

Brady had his red card from the Meath final cleared last week. Meanwhile, as per TG4’s GAA Beo highlights, he didn’t seem to be at fault this time around.

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