Sunday 11 December 2016

Ulster final referee comes in for serious stick after showing two black cards to Tyrone

Published 17/07/2016 | 15:00

17 July 2016; Ronan O'Neill of Tyrone in action against Rory Kavanagh of Donegal during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Donegal and Tyrone at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Co Monaghan. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
17 July 2016; Ronan O'Neill of Tyrone in action against Rory Kavanagh of Donegal during the Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Final match between Donegal and Tyrone at St Tiernach's Park in Clones, Co Monaghan. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Fans have taken to social media to express their incredulity at the black cards received by Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly and Cathal McShane during the first half of the Ulster final against Donegal.

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Donnelly was first shown the card for a challenge on Donegal's Ryan McHugh,  before seemingly harmless petulance saw McShane given similar treatment by referee David Coldrick. The RTÉ panel have also  been polarised by his decision.







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