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Proposed Hurling Rule Changes

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Well my friend and I saw it clearly and we were at least forty yards away and we are both old men. The fact there was two umpires, a referee and a linesmen, the latter who was within feet of the incident, tells it all. In fairness I think it was overall the umpires responsibity to see it overall, but the linesman was very near it also. Add to this the fact that if a point was wrongly signaled from the prospective sideline cut Hawkeye could and indeed would intervene. I simply do not share your confidence in Officials. I remember the Offaly incident, what happened was the sliotar went in through a hole in the net, on the wrong side of the upright and of course ended up in the net. In fairness, I think it was harder to see than the '19 incident. Ironically in the following years Leinster Final a ball which appeared to be wide was knocked back into play and finished to the net by a Kilkenny man. The mistake probably deprived Offaly of the double."
the goal keeper concerned for Offaly allegedly stated later that the ball did go through the side netting...one wonders how things may or may not have changed had Laois won that game..Noel Skehan with the big bossed hurl was one of the worse things I ever seen allowed back in the 1980s..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 593 - 15/03/2021 15:38:59    2334221

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "the goal keeper concerned for Offaly allegedly stated later that the ball did go through the side netting...one wonders how things may or may not have changed had Laois won that game..Noel Skehan with the big bossed hurl was one of the worse things I ever seen allowed back in the 1980s.."
The old hole in the net trick. In the 60's De La Salle college were playing St. Flannans in the colleges final. My friend and neighbour was in goal for De la Salle leading by two points. The ball came in from out near the corner flag and ended up in the net. The christian brother put up the flag. David said the ball never went by him as he was shoulder to the pole. They found the hole in the net but the holy man insisted it was a goal. St. Flannans won by a point.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1162 - 15/03/2021 16:38:25    2334225

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