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In the GAA, local wins are still as big as All-Irelands

Published 21/12/2013 | 02:30

Pictured at the Irish Independent Sportstar of the year lunch in the Westbury Hotel were Packie Bonnar with former Dublin football players Jimmy Keavney and Paddy Cullen .
Pictured at the Irish Independent Sportstar of the year lunch in the Westbury Hotel were Packie Bonnar with former Dublin football players Jimmy Keavney and Paddy Cullen .

We won the North Kerry championship last weekend and landed in a huge controversy over a disputed point. Was it over the bar or was it wide?

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It's the usual sort of thing, and there can be no resolution to such fallouts until Hawk-Eye is fitted out in every GAA ground in the land.

I couldn't see as I was too far away, honestly. Castleisland Desmonds were understandably upset as the last point scored by the brilliant Conor Cox was generally thought to be wide. But you must look at the totality of the relationships, and Listowel claim a Tadhg Kennelly point was waved wide.

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