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Eugene McGee: Bosses should put up or shut up on new rule

Published 18/05/2010 | 05:00

When the handpass came into place in the '70s, scores from the hand were legal, much to the delight of a speedy Kerry attack.

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Often a player could literally see the colour of the goalkeeper's eyes before sending him the wrong way with a handpass from five yards out. Then handpass scores were banned -- but there was no major outburst of anger from managers.

Mick O'Dwyer got the best referee of the time, Paddy Collins, to come to a training session and explain to these 'backward' Kerry lads about the new handpass. Kerry went on to win another three All-Irelands in jigtime.

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