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We didn't target Carlow star, says angry McCann

Published 06/02/2016

Antrim utility player Michael McCann defended his team (stock photo)
Antrim utility player Michael McCann defended his team (stock photo)

Antrim utility player Michael McCann has made a robust response to claims his team deliberately "targeted" Carlow's Paul Broderick in last Sunday's encounter.

Furious Carlow boss Turlough O'Brien blasted what he felt was Antrim's "unfair treatment" of his talented forward and suggested that this was the reason he was forced to leave the field before half-time.

"The fact of the matter is we recognise that Paul Broderick is a good player and Conor Burke was detailed to mark him," said McCann. "To suggest that the player was targeted in any way is nonsense. Conor is a very good defender and we are certainly not a team that descends into unsavoury tactics."

The seasoned Cargin clubman will again have an important role when Antrim host Wexford at Corrigan Park, Belfast, tomorrow where victory would send the home side into the three-week league break with maximum points.

"We would see that as a boost in terms of our bid to get promotion," says McCann.

"We also have Waterford, Leitrim and Louth at home and we know how important it is that we get something from these games."

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