Monday 20 November 2017

Who'd be a ref?

"Referee's performance was disgraceful." Louth forward, Derek Crilly, tweets about Derek Fahy's handling of their game with Westmeath.

"Mr Duffy was castigated for his performance last week and I was not surprised that he awarded a free out (in the last minute). I'm disappointed. I thought there were two or three decisions that went against us, that cost us. There was a crucial time in the second half when there were two frees awarded to the opposition."

Derry manager John Brennan links an error by Sligo referee Michael Duffy in the Down-Monaghan game six days earlier to his decision to award a free out to Longford after Derry had scored what would have been the levelling goal against Longford.

"There were a lot of strange decisions. You can say it after you win a game, because it's taken as something constructive, but when you lose, it sounds like crying. I'll just say you take it on the chin and pretend these decisions don't make a difference."

Kieran McGeeney was diplomatic, but confused after the Kildare-Meath Leinster semi-final, refereed by Michael Collins.

"I can't understand how they didn't get men sent off for the constant fouling, pulling, dragging (and) hits that were unfair. It was constant."

Luke Dempsey, in his last game in charge of Carlow, was unhappy with Wexford referee, Syl Doyle after the defeat by Laois.

"There were a couple of crucial decisions that went against us. I am disappointed that they (Croke Park) fixed an Armagh referee (Padraig Hughes) for a game like this."

London manager Paul Coggins unhappy at choice of referee for the qualifier in Ruislip.

Irish Independent

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