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Replying To eoghan6688:  "That elderly Offaly fan who keeps coming on screen when TG4 or RTE or doing analysis live from a Midlands ground."
He was up behind the goal in the kilkenny/Galway u20 match last week. Offaly jersey always on him regardless of who's playing!!

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 595 - 09/07/2019 19:38:49    2208608

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Replying To ConnollyDub:  "snowflake"
Crass.

offyertrolley (Leitrim) - Posts: 118 - 09/07/2019 19:57:42    2208618

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Lee Keegan throwing the GPS was bizarre. I'm not sure its ever been done before though I can't be sure.

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 225 - 09/07/2019 20:03:00    2208620

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "wouldn't really call that incident bizarre...such incidents occur in various guises over the years...yes controversial definitely, did Ollie Murphy throw the ball over the line..we think he did...."bundled the ball" was the term used at the time...pity it cost Louth that day..so near to Leinster Championship etc..."
Ollie Murphy????????? He finished playing with the Royals around 2006.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12018 - 09/07/2019 21:05:40    2208665

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Ollie Murphy????????? He finished playing with the Royals around 2006."
sorry Joe Sheridan!!!..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 10/07/2019 10:36:28    2208901

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Replying To Condorman:  "Had a good view of it, ball certainly was very close to the line.It was 2009 and it was Comerford who got the goal, KK's 2nd, their first goal was a controversial penalty scored by Henry.
Savage game."
still reckon it was a very controversial "non call" which swung that game...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 10/07/2019 10:39:56    2208904

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remember a Sunday game episode of Kilkenny playing Westmeath in Leisnter Championship hurling (1984 1st round I think) and camera went on sideline and Westmeath substitute was smoking a cigarette!!!

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 10/07/2019 10:48:13    2208911

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As I was just reminded in another topic watching Diarmud O ' Sullivan run up the pitch while play was stopped for a penalty taking a tackle from what seemed like every Limerick player along the way because he had one of those super light Cummins sliotars hidden in his shorts.

Seem to remember a few shemozzles round then too with players trying to confiscate evidence from Donal Ogs goal

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 166 - 10/07/2019 11:49:55    2208962

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "sorry Joe Sheridan!!!.."
Ah you are grand. Wee call him Throw Sheridan in the Wee County. What about ourselves and yourselves in the league this year in Tullamore. Offaly scored an OG with the last the kick of the match and Louth won. How the hell did Offaly not win that match?

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12018 - 10/07/2019 12:58:23    2209014

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Ah you are grand. Wee call him Throw Sheridan in the Wee County. What about ourselves and yourselves in the league this year in Tullamore. Offaly scored an OG with the last the kick of the match and Louth won. How the hell did Offaly not win that match?"
ah such things happen..league matches have a life of their own in ways...I remember a very funny incident in Leinster Championship, I think 1983, Wicklow and Wexford, I think it was a replay, Wicklow had a substantial lead entering the final minutes and all of a sudden the wheels came off the wagon and went from bad to worse and when a goal went in near the end, the Wicklow goal keeper took his vengeance out on one of his defenders (full back I think) and he gave him kick up the behind!!...the Sunday Game showed it that night...I remember thinking it very unfair on the defender showing it on tv..that was one of the best/worse I ever seen...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 10/07/2019 16:08:13    2209115

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a very funny incident in Leinster Championship, I think 1983, Wicklow and Wexford, I think it was a replay, Wicklow had a substantial lead entering the final minutes and all of a sudden the wheels came off the wagon and went from bad to worse and when a goal went in near the end, the Wicklow goal keeper took his vengeance out on one of his defenders (full back I think) and he gave him kick up the behind!!...the Sunday Game showed it that night...I remember thinking it very unfair on the defender showing it on tv..that was one of the best/worse I ever seen...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 10/07/2019 16:08:48    2209116

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "not a bizarre incident though..one might argue he was sure the ref would give another play...players tend to do that..happened a few times since..players tapping over the bar with injury time up "hoping" the ref will allow kick out and win possession for a chance to attack for equalizer..hard to fathom why players would take the chance..."
Because Joe Mc had twice told him there were 30 seconds left (with approx 1 minute between each time he told him).

So it was fair for COC to assume he still had 30 seconds from the moment he kicked the free. . .enough time for the kickout to be taken and a scoring chance fashioned if they won possession.

Joe had other ideas. .

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3504 - 10/07/2019 22:39:02    2209284

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "remember a Sunday game episode of Kilkenny playing Westmeath in Leisnter Championship hurling (1984 1st round I think) and camera went on sideline and Westmeath substitute was smoking a cigarette!!!"
http://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/2015/04/30/smoking-hot-80s-westmeath-hurler-on-second-captains-live/

:)

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 842 - 10/07/2019 22:44:13    2209285

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Because Joe Mc had twice told him there were 30 seconds left (with approx 1 minute between each time he told him).

So it was fair for COC to assume he still had 30 seconds from the moment he kicked the free. . .enough time for the kickout to be taken and a scoring chance fashioned if they won possession.

Joe had other ideas. ."
Happened with ourselves vs Kerry in the qualifiers a few years ago. Kerry 2 points up in injury time, Westmeath win a free in front of the goals. John Heslin asks how much time is left and the ref tells him there's another play, so he kicks it over. Referee then proceeds to blow the final whistle immediately from the kick out. And people wonder why the refs get abuse...

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - Posts: 200 - 11/07/2019 11:39:34    2209418

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Replying To iarmhi_an_mhaith:  "Happened with ourselves vs Kerry in the qualifiers a few years ago. Kerry 2 points up in injury time, Westmeath win a free in front of the goals. John Heslin asks how much time is left and the ref tells him there's another play, so he kicks it over. Referee then proceeds to blow the final whistle immediately from the kick out. And people wonder why the refs get abuse..."
would the ref tell a player there was another minute to go, and then blow the whistle???...I have my doubts, more like the player trying to put pressure on the referee to play another minute Ide say, and when the ref blows up then what else can the player say only "oh he told me there would be another minute left"..we all give out about referees and some do operate as if they "own" the players with the way they talk to them, but it would be a brave/sill ref to tell a fellah there was a minute more to go and then blow up immediately on restart....

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 311 - 11/07/2019 13:11:54    2209475

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Because Joe Mc had twice told him there were 30 seconds left (with approx 1 minute between each time he told him).

So it was fair for COC to assume he still had 30 seconds from the moment he kicked the free. . .enough time for the kickout to be taken and a scoring chance fashioned if they won possession.

Joe had other ideas. ."
The kick out was taken. Darren Daly won the ball, if memory serves. The ref blew up as soon as this happened. I'm not sure of the issue. Maybe the ref would have played on if COC hadn't taken an inordinate amount of time over a tap-over free?

Kurt_Angle (Dublin) - Posts: 497 - 11/07/2019 16:12:19    2209576

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Charlie Redmond getting sent off but staying on the field .

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 595 - 11/07/2019 17:13:01    2209599

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always thought nick odonnell and bobby rackard carrying christy ring off the pitch was an example of sportsmanship which has not been seen since.
imagine the cork or tipp boys carrying shefflin off a few years ago

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3342 - 11/07/2019 17:57:33    2209619

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Because Joe Mc had twice told him there were 30 seconds left (with approx 1 minute between each time he told him).

So it was fair for COC to assume he still had 30 seconds from the moment he kicked the free. . .enough time for the kickout to be taken and a scoring chance fashioned if they won possession.

Joe had other ideas. ."
Ya, it was a conspiracy alright I'd say. The refs probably got together and decided on the outcome of the season from start to finish. Fair play to you. You're on the ball.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 825 - 11/07/2019 19:24:43    2209640

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Replying To Kurt_Angle:  "The kick out was taken. Darren Daly won the ball, if memory serves. The ref blew up as soon as this happened. I'm not sure of the issue. Maybe the ref would have played on if COC hadn't taken an inordinate amount of time over a tap-over free?"
Whistle was blown as the ball was in the air from the kickout, Daly caught it after the final whistle. COC took so long over it because Dublin backs (rightly) stood in front of him until Joe brought the free in and cleared them back from the ball.

It's on youtube if you need reminding.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3504 - 11/07/2019 19:34:42    2209645

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