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David Gough To Referee The Final

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Would agree with that. That's the only decision he got wrong."
Give it a break, both sides had to deal with very poor officiating today, his reputation as a top ref was shot to pieces today. The penalty wasn't a penalty, then the Cluxton comes off his line by a metre, it should have been retaken. He denied Kerry another penalty. Both sides dealt with some mystifying decisions.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 886 - 01/09/2019 18:42:29    2231396

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Replying To BoynesideBlue:  "Complete consistency it doesn't automatically follow that your next foul after a booking has to be a yellow card"
Never said it does but rough play is always a yellow card.

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 222 - 01/09/2019 18:49:25    2231404

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Replying To moc.dna:  "David Gough was very very poor, so many decisions he got wrong for both sides. He definitely felt the pressure, should not have been put in this position by the GAA. Once the social media storm started he was compromised & it definitely showed today, some of the decisions beggared belief, lucky that it ended in a draw. Felt sorry for both sets of players."
Is there a SpecSavers near you ?

BoynesideBlue (Meath) - Posts: 130 - 01/09/2019 18:54:17    2231409

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Replying To BoynesideBlue:  "Is there a SpecSavers near you ?"
He been going on about it all day. Charlie Redmond has no complaints, and those that count have given David a huge thumbs up for a great display. Penalty and red all day . Excellent job done by David.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16125 - 01/09/2019 19:33:54    2231451

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Best ref in Ireland. He didn't give into Dublin at all.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 01/09/2019 19:39:00    2231458

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Replying To BoynesideBlue:  "Is there a SpecSavers near you ?"
It's laughable the number of Meath posters coming on here lauding David Gough's performance.Have ye no team to support.I'd like to have seen Gough referee the Meath team of the 1980s,Mick Lyons,Liam Harnan and all.The Royals would have finished with about 12 men on the field.Conor Lane of Cork seems to be the best ref around at the moment.Gough too fussy for my liking and Kerry's pre match mind games (which were unfair on Gough) did influence his performance today.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1153 - 01/09/2019 19:42:31    2231463

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Replying To reffingmad:  "Watch the game again. Tom O'Sullivan folded twice in first half. Got a yellow in second and should have got a second for rough play. Johnny Cooper got 2 yellows for 3 noting offences. Consistency?"
Fair enough about O'Sullivan but Cooper's weren't nothing offenses. All fouls and at least one quite cynical.

Donegal_abroad (Donegal) - Posts: 802 - 01/09/2019 19:53:25    2231474

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Posts to reply to the Meath mafia are not even allowed now, no point engaging with certain myopic posters from Meath anyways. His errors today are there to be seen, sadly in the GAA world of parochial tinted glasses, its usual to shout down anything that doesn't suit the narrative.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 886 - 01/09/2019 20:30:32    2231497

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Best ref in Ireland. He didn't give into Dublin at all."
He didnt give Dublin anything at all.....there, fixed it for you.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 368 - 01/09/2019 20:37:33    2231501

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I thought Gough was grand.

No complaints for the red or pen. Cluxton did come off his line for the pen so technically it should have been retaken but this is a general problem in Gaelic Football, its rare you see a penalty where the keeper doesn't move off his line so it would've been a strange call to suddenly call it when it never gets called.

Tom O'Sullivan maybe lucky to stay on the pitch but you get some calls and get others on the day.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12745 - 01/09/2019 20:41:15    2231504

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Replying To Donegal_abroad:  "Fair enough about O'Sullivan but Cooper's weren't nothing offenses. All fouls and at least one quite cynical."
Holding is a noting offence as per rule book, rough play is a yellow, I've no problem with Coopers cards but how O'Sullivan stayed on the field is beyond me

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 222 - 01/09/2019 20:57:00    2231521

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I suppose it's only natural now that the Meath seniors are little more than fluffers for Dublin in the run up to more serious games, their fans would have to find something else to get excited about. And what's better than a Meath man who has come closer to stopping Dublin than any Meath team has in over ten years.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2750 - 01/09/2019 21:08:27    2231528

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I thought Gough was grand.

No complaints for the red or pen. Cluxton did come off his line for the pen so technically it should have been retaken but this is a general problem in Gaelic Football, its rare you see a penalty where the keeper doesn't move off his line so it would've been a strange call to suddenly call it when it never gets called.

Tom O'Sullivan maybe lucky to stay on the pitch but you get some calls and get others on the day."
Good post. Disagree on Tom however. The man he tackled dived to the ground so it wouldn't have been fair.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 01/09/2019 21:10:17    2231530

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Good post. Disagree on Tom however. The man he tackled dived to the ground so it wouldn't have been fair."
I'll take your word for it as I haven't watched the game back yet.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12745 - 01/09/2019 21:32:38    2231545

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Great display from Gough today

kerryforsam19 (Kerry) - Posts: 95 - 01/09/2019 21:34:46    2231550

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It was no penalty but keeper way of line evens out.
Cooper deserved red for two yellow
O Sullivan should have been sent off but o Brien could have got a penalty def a free in.
A few dicisions I would have gave frees for and not for but in general referee was ok.

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 182 - 01/09/2019 21:36:42    2231551

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Replying To festinog:  "I suppose it's only natural now that the Meath seniors are little more than fluffers for Dublin in the run up to more serious games, their fans would have to find something else to get excited about. And what's better than a Meath man who has come closer to stopping Dublin than any Meath team has in over ten years."
Not sure what the point you are trying to make, but your post does not address any of the issues being discussed on the board. Childlike comments will get you nowhere

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2064 - 01/09/2019 21:56:09    2231566

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Overall I though he had a good game. The O'Sullivan decision was controversial and he was very lucky to stay on but other than that, I saw no major cause for complaint by either side. Despite the high stakes and the huge intensity, the game was played in a very sporting fashion and there was not a single nasty incident. To me, that is an indication that the ref did a good job and that the players were generally satisfied with how he was handling the game.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 793 - 01/09/2019 21:56:34    2231567

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Replying To browncows:  "Not sure what the point you are trying to make, but your post does not address any of the issues being discussed on the board. Childlike comments will get you nowhere"
And yours does?

You're wrong, by the way. My post is certainly related to some of the points raised, but I suspect it strikes a little too close to home and you don't care for that.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2750 - 01/09/2019 22:40:47    2231588

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Looking at the big calls that were missed/wrong
1. Coopers first yellow was soft
2. Cluxton came off his line for the penalty
3. Stephen O brien should have got a penalty
4. Tom O Sullivan should have been sent off

aidan64 (Kerry) - Posts: 544 - 01/09/2019 22:41:24    2231589

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