This could well be a first…
Last Wednesday evening’s Dublin SFC clash between Skerries Harps and Thomas Davis saw a goal disallowed because a player wasn’t wearing his gum shield.
Thomas Davis forward Sean Fennelly thought he had registered a goal for his side, but when the referee saw Fennelly was not wearing a gum shield a free out was rewarded instead.
11mins 1st half— Skerries Harps (@SkerriesHarps) August 5, 2020
Skerries Harps: 1-0(3)
Thomas Davis: 1-0(3)
Davis goal ruled out as scorer had no gumshield
Skerries Harps ran out 3-7 to 1-10 winners in the end and, needless to say, their south Dublin counterparts were unhappy to see one of their goals being struck off.
The below video posted on Twitter by OnPoint Performance Analysis shows the incident as it occurred on Wednesday evening:
I witnessed a first tonight in the @DubGAAOfficial SFC clash between @tomasdaibhis & @SkerriesHarps. A goal disallowed after been scored all because the scorer runs by the referee AFTER scoring (no whistle) and the referee says he wasn't wearing a gum-shield. pic.twitter.com/uUW8JFkoEe— OnPoint Performance Analysis (@AnalysisOnpoint) August 6, 2020