Sam Maguire Group 1 - Kerry, Louth, Mayo, Cork

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Derryman forever

Quote from: WhoDat on June 19, 2023, 01:26:12 PM
the ref in the cork mayo game was determined to make it a close game. he can't claim he didn't see the strike cos he gave a yellow. mayo forward dragged down around the neck too and a yellow given when it was a black. he just didn't want to reduce anyone to 14 and then the penalty was the exact sort of situation he'd been letting play on whole match and then suddenly he's blowing it up for a penalty. very strange refereeing. part of me thinks there was something fishy altogether about it.

Ach! Get up the yard.

Angus MacGyver

Quote from: Halfquarter on June 19, 2023, 01:53:34 AM
Quote from: Wildweasel74 on June 19, 2023, 12:41:48 AM
Seen that punch to the head in the Mayo/Cork game, whether he meant it or not doesn't matter. Was a real card all day.

The referee was very poor, penalty was very soft , looked back at it a few times now and cannot see any foul.

ON totally neutral viewing it certainly wasn't a penalty.  Let's say if Mayo hadn't just  scored a goal to go 6 up, but instead the 'foul' happened when teams were level and 6 minutes injury time elapsed, he  probably wouldn't have awarded the penalty.  It was a classic case of refereeing the circumstances not the incident.
McQuillan did the same for the last Galway free. I said it as Grugan lined up to tap over the winner (from was another soft free), 'this ref will definitely engineer another chance for Galway'.

It is a worse problem in the game than biased reffing, and supporters are conditioned to it now, expecting the free when you are a point down late on. Go play by play refs, and stop this craic of influencing the result.