Monday 16 January 2017

Off The Ball: Sick of watching unpredictable umpires make mockery of our games

Michael McCarthy

Published 26/08/2015 | 02:30

Referee Barry Kelly
Referee Barry Kelly

Another Sunday, another GAA game with an unfathomable umpire mistake.

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Kerry scored from a '45' in the first half against Tyrone that was blatantly not a '45' to many in the stadium and watching on television. It seemed only the umpire thought otherwise.

I'm often accused of being too harsh on officials and I probably am. It's an impossible job and I know I give them a hard time when they get decisions wrong. That's generally unfair.

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