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On Sunday 2nd November 2014 Monaghan Harps Ladies GFC played in the Intermediate Ulster Club Championship Final 2014 against Four Masters (Donegal).
The score at the final whistle was Monaghan Harps 1-08 (11) Four Masters 2-04 (10).
The scorers from both teams that resulted in this final score line were as follows:
Donegal point: Kelly Lacey point (Four Masters 0-01 - Monaghan Harps 0-00)
Monaghan Goal: Yvonne Connell goal (Four Masters 0-01 - Monaghan Harps 1-00)
Donegal point: Patrice Rooney point (Four Masters 0-02 - Monaghan Harps 1-00)
Monaghan point: Donna Marie Morgan point (Four Masters 0-02 - Monaghan Harps 1-01)
Donegal pt: Kate Keaney point (Four Masters 0-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-01)
Monaghan pt: Sinead Maguire point (Four Masters 0-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-02) Half Time Score - Four Masters 0-03 Monaghan Harps 1-02
Donegal goal: Patrice Rooney goal (Four Masters 1-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-02)
Monaghan pt: Donna Marie Morgan point (Four Masters1-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-03)
Monaghan pt: Donna Marie Morgan point (Four Masters1-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-04)
Monaghan pt: Emma Clerkin point (Four Masters 1-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-05)
Monaghan pt: Eimear O'Rourke point (Four Masters 1-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-06)
Monaghan pt: Donna Marie Morgan point (Four Masters 1-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-07)
Monaghan pt: Jennifer Treanor point (Four Masters 1-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-08)
Donegal goal: Kate McGowan goal (Four Masters 2-03 - Monaghan Harps 1-08)
Donegal pt: Kelly Lacey point (Four Masters 2-04 (10) - Monaghan Harps 1-08 (11))
It transpired after the final whistle, that the referee had been providing a differing score line to players on both teams, who happened to be in his vicinity, but not all players on the field had been informed of the referee's inaccurate score line and players were continuing to play to the final whistle based on the actual 2-4 to 1-8 score line evident on the score board.
This actual 2-04 to 1-08 score line was evident from
• the scores which had actually occurred during the game as detailed above,
• the scoreboard, which was operated by experienced personnel (resident scorekeepers at Brewster Park) who operated the scoreboard in accordance with signals
made by the umpires or referee
• the fourth official (who is a member of neither Four Masters or Monaghan Harps clubs) confirmed that he had the same score line as the score board immediately
after the match,
• the ulster council president & ulster council fixtures secretary who were keeping tally of the score and scorers to assist them in selecting a player of the match,
• the media - independent media as well as media from Donegal and Monaghan, including Four Masters own Twitter account as well as that of Ulster Council
• the reaction of the crowd whereby Four Masters supporters were magnanimous in defeat and congratulated their opposing jubilant Monaghan Harps supporters.
Monaghan Harps Ladies won the Ulster title fairly on the field of play and it is already an injustice that Monaghan Harps Ladies were not presented with their 2014 Ulster title on Sunday 2nd November in Brewster Park.
At the final whistle the referee detailed a score line of Four Masters 2-06 Monaghan Harps 1-06 (one can only surmise that the referee inadvertently awarded 2 of Monaghan Harps Ladies points to the Four Masters tally).The referee then left the field of play amid scenes of disbelief.
After a significant period of time the ulster president announced a new score line of Monaghan Harps 1-08 Four Masters 2-05, therefore, attributing an unaccounted point to Four Masters tally.
Monaghan Harps Ladies GFC understand from the Ulster Council website that the game will be discussed on Tuesday night by Ulster Council at a meeting and Monaghan Harps Ladies GFC will determine their next course of action pending the findings of this meeting.
MeathGAAHead (Meath) - Posts: 87 - 04/11/2014 08:23:37 1669512Link 0
supermon (Monaghan) - Posts: 1070 - 04/11/2014 08:49:51 1669519Link 0
patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 865 - 04/11/2014 11:21:29 1669558Link 0
Wasn't there so can't comment but a slightly different version of events on Four Masters website.
opa01 (Cavan) - Posts: 478 - 04/11/2014 12:47:44 1669596Link 0
rcarragh (Dublin) - Posts: 299 - 04/11/2014 14:46:29 1669634Link 0
Four masters on their own twitter account had monaghan harps winning. So its time they do the honourable thing and admit defeat. The referee mad an all mighty error and obviously he hadn't an umpire taken the scores which all referees have to make sure the score is correct.
shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1841 - 04/11/2014 15:07:56 1669644Link 0
Cannot see any other outcome other than a replay. Ref made a mess of this one by the sounds of it in numerous ways. Firstly by marking the scores wrong and secondly for not checking with someone else before telling players that the wrong team was winning. By the looks of it Monaghan Harps did score more than Four Masters. But if Four Masters were told they were winning (by 3 points) then they don't need to push on and try score anymore. So even if they have lost by one I reckon this has replay written all over it - and a different Ref!!
Tim_NicebutDim (Monaghan) - Posts: 327 - 04/11/2014 15:37:58 1669654Link 0
twouptwodown (Monaghan) - Posts: 55 - 04/11/2014 20:57:30 1669742Link 0
opa01 (Cavan) - Posts: 478 - 13/11/2014 10:56:19 1671923Link 0
shaggylegend (Monaghan) - Posts: 1841 - 14/11/2014 21:48:32 1672413Link 0
patk (Monaghan) - Posts: 865 - 14/11/2014 21:51:17 1672417Link 0