The QPR midfielder was caught up in Dublin v Monaghan.
The benefits of the Sky Sports TV deal for the GAA have far outweighed the negatives, with both hurling and football gaining a whole new following across the Irish Sea.
Joey Barton, for instance, was full of praise for Dublin v Monaghan despite the fact that the game had been all but a procession for Jim Gavin’s men.
Watching this GAA some pace and intensity to the game… DUBvMON #skysports3
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 9, 2014
Goals from Bernard Brogan and Diarmuid Connolly were the tip of the iceberg for Dublin, who ran out winners by 2-22 to 0-11 in a one-sided contest.