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Dublin and Leinster referee's.

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With sport at the highest level being won by inches and not yards how is it fair for Dublin to have refrees from Leinster officiating at the majority of their games. When a munster ref got the final I thought "At last the Gaa have seen the light and realised how unfair it seems to the rest of the country for Dublin to get refs from leinster who work in Dublin and some who have closer ties to the capital." This has gone on since 2011 and is embarrassing to all fair minded Gaa people, including a lot of Dublin supporters,. A great man once said that it is as important for justice to be seen to be done as for the justice itself. I have looked back through the years as much as possible and it is a totally new development in football. It's no coincidence that Dublin have won all the close games. Inches that make the difference.

ExiledForSins (Mayo) - Posts: 13 - 23/10/2016 13:18:30    1928432

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I ask the question if Marty Duffy from Sligo was the ref for the All Ireland Final involving Mayo and Dublin, would Dublin or the Dublin based media have a problem? Of course they would, they would whinge and whinge about it, sure didn't former Dublin players try and get into the refs head in the days leading up to the replay about Lee Keegan but when the shoe is on the other foot and a Leinster person is the ref for the final involving a Leinster team like this year nothing is said and all is well in the world, they are a total joke, time for the GAA and proper media grow a pair and do what is right and just, give us neutral referees

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1389 - 23/10/2016 20:56:39    1928493

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Lads, Mayo scored a goal and fourteen in the final.Enough to win the game. Shambolic decisions and tactics[none] by THE MANAGEMENTcost Mayo another All Ireland. Most refs from the 4 provinces are incosistent,but they dont pick the goalkeepers.. We must admit honestly here in Mayo that the players are not flavour of the month with refs. Mayo players are continually mouthing at refs and linesman,getting in refs faces at every decision.Selector Mc Entee was on the field as much as any player during replay,constantly mouthing at the ref and linesman.Mc Entee was the sixteenth man wearing a Crossmaglen wollley hat.

Brinsley Swartz (Mayo) - Posts: 2225 - 24/10/2016 12:58:54    1928622

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That may be true for the replay but Sherlock and Dunne were also on the pitch roaring at linesmen, we know we lost the games, it was the Mayo management and players fault but it still doesn't hide the facts that in an All Ireland Final you can't have a ref from the same province as 1 of the finalists, it also happened in the hurling a Westmeath ref for the Kilkenny v Tipperary game

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1389 - 24/10/2016 16:55:46    1928678

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Are a Mayo people of the opinion that there is an orchestrated campaign by all referees to screw them over in every big game every year.?
Or is it just when Mayo lose.?
Would any other referee have given a penalty for AOS's blatant dive V Fermanagh.?
Did any Mayo fan object when the Tipp centre back was black-carded in the semi, at a time when Tipp were utterly dominant in that game.?
Time to remove the heads from the sand.!!

hamstring (Limerick) - Posts: 285 - 25/10/2016 17:02:25    1928931

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Replying To riverboys:  "That may be true for the replay but Sherlock and Dunne were also on the pitch roaring at linesmen, we know we lost the games, it was the Mayo management and players fault but it still doesn't hide the facts that in an All Ireland Final you can't have a ref from the same province as 1 of the finalists, it also happened in the hurling a Westmeath ref for the Kilkenny v Tipperary game"
The ref for the drawn final was from Cork, which is in Munster by the way, and ye still had a problem with him.
Cop on FFS. stop acting like children.

hamstring (Limerick) - Posts: 285 - 25/10/2016 17:49:27    1928949

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Some people seem to miss the point of my post. It's about Justice being done and seen to be done. Since the rules of neutral refrees for matches being changed Dublin have won 4 titles, all by close margins. I am not from Mayo and am not blinkered. I have spoken to Dublin supporters about this and it is embarrassing to them how it will always be remembered that they had an unfair advantage when winning. History will record this. It may well be that it made no difference but we will never know.

ExiledForSins (Mayo) - Posts: 13 - 06/11/2016 17:28:22    1932094

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Replying To hamstring:  "Are a Mayo people of the opinion that there is an orchestrated campaign by all referees to screw them over in every big game every year.?
Or is it just when Mayo lose.?
Would any other referee have given a penalty for AOS's blatant dive V Fermanagh.?
Did any Mayo fan object when the Tipp centre back was black-carded in the semi, at a time when Tipp were utterly dominant in that game.?
Time to remove the heads from the sand.!!"
The Tipp player should never have gotten a black card but what are we suppose to do? Run down from the stands and invade the pitch to show a decision was wrong, if GAA supporters start that craic we'll be on the pitch for 70 mins, it's the job of the GAA and those clowns on the Sunday Game and newspapers to show where decisions were wrong and take off their rose coloured glasses and view the game as it should, with a neutral eye. World cup final Brazil v Spain and a south American ref gets the job, Dublin v Donegal with a Sligo or Derry ref, how are they suppose to be fair or classed as neutral. The problem with the ref for the drawn game was he couldn't ref a balloon fight

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1389 - 06/11/2016 20:29:02    1932149

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I thought Lane did a good job of refereeing the drawn game. At least he was from a neutral province. But when Dublin didn't win it was changed for the replay. Looks bad doesn't it.

ExiledForSins (Mayo) - Posts: 13 - 07/11/2016 01:13:20    1932229

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Replying To riverboys:  "The Tipp player should never have gotten a black card but what are we suppose to do? Run down from the stands and invade the pitch to show a decision was wrong, if GAA supporters start that craic we'll be on the pitch for 70 mins, it's the job of the GAA and those clowns on the Sunday Game and newspapers to show where decisions were wrong and take off their rose coloured glasses and view the game as it should, with a neutral eye. World cup final Brazil v Spain and a south American ref gets the job, Dublin v Donegal with a Sligo or Derry ref, how are they suppose to be fair or classed as neutral. The problem with the ref for the drawn game was he couldn't ref a balloon fight"
Why is there gombeens still harping on about this craic? Would it not be detrimental to have a referee from your own Provence?

Spoddgy (Mayo) - Posts: 657 - 08/11/2016 22:27:02    1932899

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Replying To Spoddgy:  "Why is there gombeens still harping on about this craic? Would it not be detrimental to have a referee from your own Provence?"
Exactly, that's what people are on about, anyway 2017 is another year

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1389 - 09/11/2016 13:49:43    1933015

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