Mayo PRO hits out at keyboard warriors

October 08, 2018

The Mayo team stand for the national anthem.
©INPHO/James Crombie.

Mayo GAA PRO Paul Cunnane has taken aim at the keyboard warriors who are constantly knocking the county board.

Addressing last Thursday's county board meeting, Cunnane said instead of criticising the board or the Mayo football manager, they should get involved with their local clubs.

"Over the last few months, no matter what Mayo GAA seems to do, there always seems to be people out there knocking us about fundraising or fixtures or the senior team manager or whatever," he is quoted as saying in the Western People.

"That's the way social media has gone. What people say on Twitter and Facebook they wouldn't say to your face on the street but that feel, because they can hide behind a keyboard, they can say what they want. I think it has to come to a head and people have to be accountable for what they say online.

"I'd appeal to clubs that if you have so many people in your clubs who are experts online and are quick to us a bashing, then maybe they could start by getting involved and helping out your own clubs or even give people in here a hand because we're not a closed shop, we're always looking for help in different areas.

"People on the executive board are always open to people giving help."

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