Seen Monaghan twice now. Once Live and Once on TV. They are motoring in a high gear at the moment. They are also playing on the edge. In Castlebar with their intensity they sorta caught everyone on the Hop including the Ref. They had a game plan, got into the Mayo heads and controlled the game including the referee who they read like a book. They did the same with Kerry yesterday. Sheehan took the bate.The ref didn't allow COC to ref the game that night - fair play to him for that.
I thought O'Connor played the ref like a fiddle in the game with Monaghan, how many frees did O'Connor manage to get moved into scoring range for nothing? He must have got three or four in that manner and was lucky to avoid a red late on.