Cross pollination: McConville detects McEntee’s influence on Mayo

Crossmaglen man part of the management team that reignited the All-Ireland finalists

Former Armagh  star Tony McEntee giving some words of advice to the Mayo team. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Former Armagh star Tony McEntee giving some words of advice to the Mayo team. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Oisín McConville is careful about he puts this. The multiple All-Ireland club medallist and leading light on the Armagh team that took Sam Maguire home for the first time 15 seasons ago is asked about the Crossmaglen influence on this year’s All-Ireland final.

 For the past two years his old club-mate and former manager Tony McEntee has been part of Stephen Rochford’s Mayo management team and, without going overboard, McConville thinks he detects evidence of that in how the Connacht county has been conducting its business.

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