Ulster final referee comes in for serious stick after showing two black cards to Tyrone
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.
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.
That was a ridiculous decision to black card Mattie Donnelly. How was he ever going to get out of the way. #Ulster2016— Steven McDonnell (@Killeavy13) July 17, 2016
No way was that a black card for Mattie Donnelly. Crazy decision. Massive loss for Tyrone. Hugely disappointing for the player too. #GAA— Barry Cahill (@barrycahilldub) July 17, 2016
Spot on Oisin McConville. The black card has created problems and solved none— Paul from Fintona (@paulfmuldoon) July 17, 2016
That ref has money on Donegal, no need for that second black card at all— Laura (@laura_carson_) July 17, 2016
Tough on Donnelly & mc Shane training your bollocks of from last Oct to get a #blackcard well done the rules committee— ciaran mckeever (@cmckeever6) July 17, 2016
Hate that fucking black card #ulsterfinal— Paul Burns (@PaulBurns1879) July 17, 2016
Hardly any black cards this year & now Tyrone has 2. What's that about? asks Marty Morrissey— Frances Byrne (@FraffieB) July 17, 2016
Where have you been Marty? asks everyone else