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Inconsistent Refereeing

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Yellows don't carry into extra time. Blacks do. Reds don't in the sense team back to 15 but red card recipient can't play"
I stand corrected on the yellows.

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 348 - 26/06/2023 23:14:00    2489824

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Some of the rules don't help them, but the referees don't help themselves either.
In salthill the other day, no one knew which way the ref would give a free when a player gets "bottled up". If you watch each one of those occassions, you would find it hard to say why a free was given in each case.

I've never seen two refs apply the following rules consistently,
1. Steps rule
2. Obstructing a quick free
3. Dissent
4. Outside hand tackle
5. Shoulder to shoulder tackle
6. Pick off the ground
7. Handpass rule
8. Tackle on goalkeeper outside the small rectangle
9. Hop ball restart
10. Black card rules
11. Ticking/yellow card/red card/persistent fouling rules
12. Advantage rule
13. Position from which a free should be taken


They are the basic rules of play and 50% of the time you can get away with breaking them.

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 1091 - 27/06/2023 06:05:04    2489835

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Replying To tirawleybaron:  "Some of the rules don't help them, but the referees don't help themselves either.
In salthill the other day, no one knew which way the ref would give a free when a player gets "bottled up". If you watch each one of those occassions, you would find it hard to say why a free was given in each case.

I've never seen two refs apply the following rules consistently,
1. Steps rule
2. Obstructing a quick free
3. Dissent
4. Outside hand tackle
5. Shoulder to shoulder tackle
6. Pick off the ground
7. Handpass rule
8. Tackle on goalkeeper outside the small rectangle
9. Hop ball restart
10. Black card rules
11. Ticking/yellow card/red card/persistent fouling rules
12. Advantage rule
13. Position from which a free should be taken


They are the basic rules of play and 50% of the time you can get away with breaking them."
It would be great to see all referees being consistent with themselves - after that consistency with each other would be a bonus!

brianb (Kildare) - Posts: 271 - 27/06/2023 09:46:03    2489873

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What about inconsistent players??

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1394 - 27/06/2023 09:54:04    2489877

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When both sides are complaining about a ref then I think it's fair to say that it's a poor referee, and if you're not allowed call that out then who's going to raise standards. When a ref loses his ability to make judgements based on rules and goes on whether or not he's evening things up or he's already given a soft free to one team then they really shouldn't be reffing at a high level. Perfect example was the Cork Dublin league game, ref makes an atrocious decision to send off a cork player, a few minutes later he evens it out by making another terrible decision in sending off the Dublin player. There are plenty of good referees, but there are plenty who ref the game with awful bias based decisions and are not consistent on rules.

jonno (Kildare) - Posts: 260 - 27/06/2023 10:08:07    2489889

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Replying To Sindar:  "'New Game' is a myth bandied about. Yellows and blacks and reds, in the sense that player sent off cannot play, all carry over to ET."
then how do teams start off with 15 when they were reduced to 14 with a player sent off.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3454 - 27/06/2023 12:09:27    2489973

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Replying To KillingFields:  "then how do teams start off with 15 when they were reduced to 14 with a player sent off."
Rule book allows it

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1279 - 27/06/2023 12:41:11    2490011

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Rule book allows it"
Its a stupid rule though and should be changed.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3454 - 27/06/2023 12:43:32    2490013

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In the Munster final a Kerry player was bundled to the ground well outside the rectangle. The punishment was a black card to Cork and a penalty to Kerry as it was decided to be a goal scoring opportunity.
Last weekend a Roscommon blayer blatantly pulled down a Cork player just before half time. There was no card of any colour produced by the referee. Now that's inconsistent.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1570 - 27/06/2023 13:03:54    2490031

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Rule book allows it"
This is one silly anomaly kind of happened on the Donegal county final in 2020. The naomh conaill (NC) player got a black in the last minute of injury time and the team started with 14 in et. There was confusion with subs and in et and the whole thing got very messy.
What the NC player should have made sure he got a red instead of a black. NC would have started the et with 15 men and all would have been ok.
It's one hell of a rule encourages you to get sent off!

Management would be remiss not to make sure their players to be aware of this in the last few mins of a match that could go to et. You probably don't want a straight red but a second yellow or black will do the job. Maybe a bit of ott verbals after the black card.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 672 - 27/06/2023 13:11:17    2490035

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Replying To eoinog:  "In the Munster final a Kerry player was bundled to the ground well outside the rectangle. The punishment was a black card to Cork and a penalty to Kerry as it was decided to be a goal scoring opportunity.
Last weekend a Roscommon blayer blatantly pulled down a Cork player just before half time. There was no card of any colour produced by the referee. Now that's inconsistent."
One of the problems here is that supporters don't understand black cards which in turn gives the impression that refs don't.
I presume you are referring to the Donie Smith incident in which he injured himself. Definitely not a black card.

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 348 - 27/06/2023 14:01:04    2490070

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Replying To Sindar:  "One of the problems here is that supporters don't understand black cards which in turn gives the impression that refs don't.
I presume you are referring to the Donie Smith incident in which he injured himself. Definitely not a black card."
It was a deliberate pull down. That's what the black card is for

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1570 - 27/06/2023 15:08:29    2490107

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Replying To tirawleybaron:  "Some of the rules don't help them, but the referees don't help themselves either.
In salthill the other day, no one knew which way the ref would give a free when a player gets "bottled up". If you watch each one of those occassions, you would find it hard to say why a free was given in each case.

I've never seen two refs apply the following rules consistently,
1. Steps rule
2. Obstructing a quick free
3. Dissent
4. Outside hand tackle
5. Shoulder to shoulder tackle
6. Pick off the ground
7. Handpass rule
8. Tackle on goalkeeper outside the small rectangle
9. Hop ball restart
10. Black card rules
11. Ticking/yellow card/red card/persistent fouling rules
12. Advantage rule
13. Position from which a free should be taken


They are the basic rules of play and 50% of the time you can get away with breaking them."
In both codes one of the reasons for some of the pulling and dragging is there is no legitimate tackle anymore. If a player delivers a good should on shoulder and the receiver goes down a free is given.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2632 - 27/06/2023 15:43:28    2490122

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "What about inconsistent players??"
They and their team suffer the consequences of any poor performances and they'll be dropped.
What's your point?

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1995 - 27/06/2023 15:47:08    2490126

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Not a deliberate pull down. Cork player added to it by holding Smith's arm.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1394 - 27/06/2023 16:01:11    2490136

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