Rugby respect for refs stark lesson for GAA
The All-Ireland football championship kicks off next Sunday, not in Ireland, but 3,000 miles away in New York, and maybe that is a good example of the sometimes illogical decisions that make news in this competition.
And 2009 will be no different.
Sometimes the most bizarre events dominate the football championship for weeks at a time and overshadow the majority of actual games. Remember a few years ago when Kerry footballers were awarded a goal against Tipperary that had a decisive bearing on the result, even though the ball had gone wide, but somehow came back in play? There were seven match officials on duty that day, but nobody saw anything wrong!