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Cillian O'Connor Incident With Kieran Fitzgerald

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Anyone see the incident with Kieran Fitzgerald? How does he keep escaping red cards??

hamsterdean (Limerick) - Posts: 53 - 11/11/2019 11:19:43    2249022

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Replying To hamsterdean:  "Anyone see the incident with Kieran Fitzgerald? How does he keep escaping red cards??"
Was not a red card, Fitz dropped his head and O'Connor caught him high, it was a yellow card all day,
Funny you don't mention the other two Ballintudder yellows for exactly the same tackles.

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 223 - 11/11/2019 11:40:02    2249034

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Replying To reffingmad:  "Was not a red card, Fitz dropped his head and O'Connor caught him high, it was a yellow card all day,
Funny you don't mention the other two Ballintudder yellows for exactly the same tackles."
That would be a red card in Croke Park as well as the other 2 on Ballintubber. There should have been a red on Corofin for the high challenge towards towards the end also but the ref had to stay consistent. Clothesline tackles are red. Ref also gave Ballintubber a yellow instead of a black another time. Essentially the ref kept them in the game by his interpretation of the rules. O Connor is a high profile player who lives on the edge and he was lucky yesterday. Sean Og de Paor seemed to speculate that Ballintubber might have a tactic to pick up single yellows to disrupt the opposition. Professional yellows.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1301 - 11/11/2019 12:28:49    2249052

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "That would be a red card in Croke Park as well as the other 2 on Ballintubber. There should have been a red on Corofin for the high challenge towards towards the end also but the ref had to stay consistent. Clothesline tackles are red. Ref also gave Ballintubber a yellow instead of a black another time. Essentially the ref kept them in the game by his interpretation of the rules. O Connor is a high profile player who lives on the edge and he was lucky yesterday. Sean Og de Paor seemed to speculate that Ballintubber might have a tactic to pick up single yellows to disrupt the opposition. Professional yellows."
The only that came close to a red was the first one where there was force used, in C.O.C incident there was no force and an open hand, also Kieran Fitz lowered his body which brought the tackle higher, just my opinon

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 223 - 11/11/2019 13:19:07    2249069

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I was at the game yesterday and Kieran Fitzgerald put his head down when O'Connor made the tackle. It looked bad no doubt but it was the correct call. I watched it back last night as I had the game recorded. Cillian made contact with an open hand too so there was no malice in it.

Having watched the game again I believe O'Connor should have got a penalty in the first half. He was clearly fouled in the small square when trying to get to the ball. Many refs would have given a penalty but the ref yesterday didn't.

Ballintubber have a grievance with the free given to corofin in the lead up to their goal. Alan plunkett was pulled for overcarrying which was unbelievably harsh. Lundy got the ball from the free and took 9 steps before laying it off to farragher yet Lundy wasn't pulled up on overcarrying. One rule for corofin and another rule for other teams.

Corofin are a fine team and good luck to them. But they get a lot of dubious decisions from referees against other teams. In Last years Galway county final Mountbellew/Moylough were robbed and are still annoyed over it. this year Tuam stars got penalised very harshly at the end in the drawn game when the ref awarded corofin a scorable free when it should have been a free out for Tuam. Anyways Corofin won't care and good luck to them. They will be hard stopped this year

don492 (Mayo) - Posts: 165 - 11/11/2019 18:41:36    2249126

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Cillian does play on the edge and sometimes over it. I don't think it was a red in this occasion but I've seen him in other club games in mayo where he should have been red carded and was not.

I think on the game Ballintubber can only blame themselves. They learnt nothing since last year, are too defensive and offer no imagination in attack. Good enough to win mayo but not good enough to beat a team like Corofin.

Corofin went 6 up but started making subs and it appeared they thought they had it won which was surprising with a team of their experience.

Don't think Corofin are as good as last year but they will likely win Connacht and who knows after that...they are probably still the team to beat.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9933 - 11/11/2019 20:20:51    2249137

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Ballintubber cleverly used the card system to stay in the game, they would be steam rolled in later stages. Corofin can improve for sure.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 976 - 13/11/2019 10:34:55    2249388

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Replying To reffingmad:  "The only that came close to a red was the first one where there was force used, in C.O.C incident there was no force and an open hand, also Kieran Fitz lowered his body which brought the tackle higher, just my opinon"
The 1st one was not even a card. Michael Plunkett tackled chest high but the Corofin player fell to ground dramatically holding his head. Cillian deserved a yellow and got a yellow.

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 154 - 13/11/2019 22:01:03    2249554

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Id worry for Gary Sice health in later years with the amount of 'head injuries' he does go down with in games..

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 350 - 15/11/2019 15:59:16    2249767

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Replying To tommy132:  "Id worry for Gary Sice health in later years with the amount of 'head injuries' he does go down with in games.."
I'd worry more about Cillians elbows!

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 382 - 15/11/2019 16:10:38    2249768

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Replying To lilylanger:  "I'd worry more about Cillians elbows!"
Why?

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 350 - 15/11/2019 18:00:15    2249777

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Replying To tommy132:  "Why?"
Because he has started to develop a habit of connecting them with opponents' heads.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 602 - 15/11/2019 21:36:54    2249800

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Replying To tommy132:  "Id worry for Gary Sice health in later years with the amount of 'head injuries' he does go down with in games.."
Colm Boyle is simlar to Sice.

hamsterdean (Limerick) - Posts: 53 - 17/11/2019 14:39:16    2249985

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Because he has started to develop a habit of connecting them with opponents' heads."
Started to? Hes been at it for ages!

Iwastherein75. (Galway) - Posts: 8 - 19/11/2019 17:25:54    2250358

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Replying To hamsterdean:  "Colm Boyle is simlar to Sice."
Think he meant side could suffer from all the hits he Recieved. Boyle on the other hand is usually given out the dirty hits

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 200 - 19/11/2019 17:49:11    2250363

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