"It's very unsportsmanlike and I totally accept that"

February 23, 2018

Mayo's Lee Keegan celebrates scoring a goal against Dublin.
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Mayo star Lee Keegan says he doesn't think about the infamous GPS incident which put him in the spotlight in the weeks after last year's All-Ireland SFC final defeat to Dublin.

Keegan flung his GPS device in Dean Rock's direction as the Dublin forward ran up to kick what proved the winning free in injury-time at Croke Park.

Speaking to The Herald ahead of tomorrow night's league meeting between the Dubs and the Westerners, the injured Westport man accepted that it was a "very unsportsmanlike" thing to do.

"I don't think about it," Keegan said at the rebranding launch of Sports Physio Ireland at its Dublin 2 base. "It's probably an unfortunate thing that it happened. You know, I always say, 'If you were in my shoes, what would people have done?' Would they have come up with something else? 

"Obviously it's very unsportsmanlike and I totally accept that. But, I suppose, you're looking into losing your fourth All-Ireland … and to be fair to Dean Rock, he never batted an eyelid. As I think he said in the paper, he went through his routine and it just sailed over the bar. That's the mark of how good he is."

He added: "I may be the Enemy No 1 but listen, at the end of the day, I don't care. They probably don't care about me too often, as long as they're still winning games and championships."

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