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AI Senior Hurling- Liam McCarthy Cup 2018

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,812 ✭✭✭thelad95


    I’d generally be one for giving the referee the benefit of the doubt but there was a lot of decisions there for both sides that simply could not be justified, blatant fouls given as throw balls, ridiculous amounts of steps taken by Dublin players, Liam rushe charging for the third goal. Shambolic performance.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,634 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Looked a definite free but will have to see it again. Was the defining moment in the game.

    Free Palestine 🇵🇸



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭Charlie69


    Tyson Fury wrote: »
    Looked a definite free but will have to see it again. Was the defining moment in the game.

    Just home from the match... which free is everyone talking about?.. thought the ref was very poor in general by the way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    Charlie69 wrote: »
    Just home from the match... which free is everyone talking about?.. thought the ref was very poor in general by the way.

    Just before Blanchfield's goal. Paddy Smyth was in possession, swarmed by about 3 KK players and gave up possession which filtered through to Blanchfield and the rest is history. Hard to say, but was one of those incidents where it seemed easier to give a free than not. The defining moment for sure anyway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭Charlie69


    Just before Blanchfield's goal. Paddy Smyth was in possession, swarmed by about 3 KK players and gave up possession which filtered through to Blanchfield and the rest is history. Hard to say, but was one of those incidents where it seemed easier to give a free than not. The defining moment for sure anyway.

    Thanks.. I'd have to see it again to be honest. Thought Kirwan was terrible all day for both sides.. very inconsistent. Both sets of supporters were very unhappy with him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 503 ✭✭✭Davys Fits


    Just before Blanchfield's goal. Paddy Smyth was in possession, swarmed by about 3 KK players and gave up possession which filtered through to Blanchfield and the rest is history. Hard to say, but was one of those incidents where it seemed easier to give a free than not. The defining moment for sure anyway.

    But was it a foul? It certainly was a game changer


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,067 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    Davys Fits wrote: »
    Just before Blanchfield's goal. Paddy Smyth was in possession, swarmed by about 3 KK players and gave up possession which filtered through to Blanchfield and the rest is history. Hard to say, but was one of those incidents where it seemed easier to give a free than not. The defining moment for sure anyway.

    But was it a foul? It certainly was a game changer

    Looked like the Dublin defender was bundled over as he caught the sliotar. One of those bizarre calls amongst a series of many in the game, this being the decisive one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    Not claiming we should have won but that was dead cert free out leading to their goal


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭Charlie69


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Not claiming we should have won but that was dead cert free out leading to their goal

    Not sure about the free but Dublin definitely should have won today.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    In the context of some of the things he blew up for - one of them on a KK forward out near the right touch line in the first half almost beggared belief - it’s simply perplexing how he didn’t deem the challenge on Smyth a foul. That’s what would be so maddening about it I reckon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭Charlie69


    In the context of some of the things he blew up for - one of them on a KK forward out near the right touch line in the first half almost beggared belief - it’s simply perplexing how he didn’t deem the challenge on Smyth a foul. That’s what would be so maddening about it I reckon.

    For sure... very inconsistent all day. Referee wasn't the reason Dublin lost this game though... they really have only themselves to blame.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,723 ✭✭✭nice_guy80


    Cody was in his ear

    was laughing at some comments from Duignan

    Huge physicality - errr, no. A foul is a foul.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,892 ✭✭✭threeball


    Charlie69 wrote: »
    For sure... very inconsistent all day. Referee wasn't the reason Dublin lost this game though... they really have only themselves to blame.

    Stone wall free out but it was the legs that did Dublin in. Rushes lack of hurling meant he was shot at 60 mins, then losing Keaney. They couldn't keep the ball up in the forwards at all and paid the price.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭Charlie69


    threeball wrote: »
    Stone wall free out but it was the legs that did Dublin in. Rushes lack of hurling meant he was shot at 60 mins, then losing Keaney. They couldn't keep the ball up in the forwards at all and paid the price.

    Maybe but they had enough chances to win the game, hit a lot of wides when they were dominating the game and Ryan mis-hit a couple of very easy frees.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    I think the last couple of posts sum it up perfectly. All those reasons are valid and it’s worth pointing out I think that Dublin aren’t the first and won’t be the last team to clam up when defending a lead against Kilkenny. Feckin hard bunch to put away even when they’re struggling for primary possession all game.

    Have to say though what a display of high fielding from the Dublin lads today. Thought KK were the best around but the Dubs plucked ball time and time again from the sky. A pleasure to watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭Realt Dearg Sec


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Not claiming we should have won but that was dead cert free out leading to their goal
    Possibly true but one of your goals should have been a free out for charging as well. Ref had the game ruined though, no rhyme or reason to anything he did.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭Realt Dearg Sec


    nice_guy80 wrote: »
    Cody was in his ear
    Usual ****e talk from the usual ****etalker.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,291 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Patww79 wrote: »
    Shows the influence RTÉ can have. Ignored the foul for the winner today after the match, edited it out when they showed the goal on the news, and ignored again tonight. There's definitely a conscious decision to push a certain angle when they want to.

    What are you on about??

    The push by Blanchfield leading up to the goal?
    Duignan just highlighted it and said it should have been a free.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,291 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Patww79 wrote: »
    I'd posted that before he said as they seemed to have moved on from the match and onto next week. Was very odd they didn't mention it today at all after the match though, was the deciding of the game that a referee got horrendously wrong.

    You posted before they had finished the match analysis... In truth you just wanted to push your agenda/conspiracy theory


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Gentleman Off The Pitch


    Usual ****e talk from the usual ****etalker.
    Another year of the same drivel from that lad after every kilkenny match


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 603 ✭✭✭Gentleman Off The Pitch


    Concerning Kirwans awful performance from start to finish, there's only one reason the majority of posters are even mentioning it and that's due to Dublin losing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,781 ✭✭✭Happyilylost


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    You've no issue with the amount of steps taken for Dublins first goal? I counted Rush as 13 steps for the first part and 7 for the second? When you go down the route of blaming officials you've already lost.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,851 ✭✭✭blackcard


    What are you on about??

    The push by Blanchfield leading up to the goal?
    Duignan just highlighted it and said it should have been a free.

    I have looked at this 10 times and there is no evidence that it should have a free.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭Formosa


    In the context of some of the things he blew up for - one of them on a KK forward out near the right touch line in the first half almost beggared belief - it’s simply perplexing how he didn’t deem the challenge on Smyth a foul. That’s what would be so maddening about it I reckon.
    I'd say that's the free given to Sheehan early enough in the game....joke of a decision, straight out of the Barry Kelly school of reffing (though Kelly would have booked the Dublin back just to show how correct his decision was).
    Kirwan was septic for both teams from start to finish, Dublin blaming him is only avoiding the truth, which is that they 100% blew it on their own....


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    Apart from Kirwan, match was in our own keeping and they lost it. Ryan's free was mind bogglingly bad!

    Great game and if we have more of this, new structure will have more than paid for itself. Long time since people were turned away from Parnell for a Dublin hurling match,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    Could have been frees out for all the goals. So, no complaints, Ryan frees lost it for us, but other than that he was immense,

    At least Ger and the boys not be laughing at us this morning.


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