Mickey Harte might maintain that he and half-a-dozen other inter-county GAA managers weren’t trying to tell RTÉ what to do, but their stance over Brian Carthy was a power play too far.

It’s obvious from the Tyrone boss’s unconvincing explanation that Carthy had complained to his friends on the sideline that he felt hard done-by in not getting the main matches on radio after Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh retired.