Sunday 25 June 2017

Ref had no option in Feeney 'black' moment

Castlebar's Richie Feeney is shown a black card by referee Eddie Kinsella in the early stages of Monday's club final
Castlebar's Richie Feeney is shown a black card by referee Eddie Kinsella in the early stages of Monday's club final

Colm Parkinson

What on earth was Richie Feeney thinking?

The only valid criticism of the black card so far is that, on occasion, referees need to make a judgment call as to whether there's been a genuine or deliberate foul.

This can be a grey area when you consider a lot of referees don't have a real understanding of the game. The one foul that falls under the 'black' umbrella where there is no ambiguity whatsoever, is the 'deliberate body collide'.

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