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Saturday 21 October 2017

Tyrone boss Mickey Harte frustrated with referee's performance

Mickey Harte
Mickey Harte
Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

MICKEY HARTE couldn't conceal his frustration over the performance of Meath referee David Coldrick, which was one of the talking points in Omagh yesterday.

"I'm not talking about blaming referees – it's just that the inconsistencies are very difficult to understand. They weren't the rules that were played through the National League. Somebody needs to bring clarity to what's going on," he said.

He was perplexed by the decision to dismiss Tyrone goalkeeper, Niall Morgan, on a black card for a foul on Jerome Johnston just after half-time, while Down's Conor Maginn escaped similar censure after conceding a first-half penalty for a foul on Mark Donnelly.

Harte was also unhappy with the manner in which Coldrick used the advantage rule, pointing out that there were quite a few instances when it wasn't applied.

"It's either to be used or it's not. The rules used today didn't remotely resemble the rules in the National League. Why is that? I don't know what set of rules we'll have to live by the next day. That what's makes it all so frustrating," he said.

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