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I'm fairly sure that there was actually only 5 sent off, spoke to people from both teams that were at it and they couldn't believe that so many were sent off, should only have been 2.
Agree that the standard of referees is very poor in this county, when teams from Meath play teams from outside the county they cannot understand why the ref is allowing things to go but it is simply the correct way hurling should be reffered!far too soft here and making free takers look like gods!

Tobefair80 (Meath) - Posts: 30 - 26/11/2019 11:32:12    2251513

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Replying To Tobefair80:  "I'm fairly sure that there was actually only 5 sent off, spoke to people from both teams that were at it and they couldn't believe that so many were sent off, should only have been 2.
Agree that the standard of referees is very poor in this county, when teams from Meath play teams from outside the county they cannot understand why the ref is allowing things to go but it is simply the correct way hurling should be reffered!far too soft here and making free takers look like gods!"
I agree fully as I only seen 5 going off. As regards refereeing I also agree. Proof if it's needed is the exceptional standard of free takers with virtually all Meath clubs. It's as high as anything that can be seen at Liam McCarthy level. Why? Because all clubs know that there will be an awful lot of frees awarded so good free takers and replacements are essential in winning games.
P.S. I also believe that one of the Kiltale players who was sent off was sent off in error. Referee picked out the player as he was wearing the same colour helmet as the real offender.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 691 - 27/11/2019 00:36:52    2251707

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Replying To MillerX:  "I agree fully as I only seen 5 going off. As regards refereeing I also agree. Proof if it's needed is the exceptional standard of free takers with virtually all Meath clubs. It's as high as anything that can be seen at Liam McCarthy level. Why? Because all clubs know that there will be an awful lot of frees awarded so good free takers and replacements are essential in winning games.
P.S. I also believe that one of the Kiltale players who was sent off was sent off in error. Referee picked out the player as he was wearing the same colour helmet as the real offender."
Yes that's right he wasn't even near where the incident happened but was wearing a white helmet, a kildalky player told me that

royal1967 (Meath) - Posts: 144 - 28/11/2019 12:23:26    2251934

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Replying To CastleBravo:  "
Replying To hurlit:  "[quote=CastleBravo:  "You're forgetting that no player has ever done anything wrong and it's always the referee's fault."
Where has anybody said that?

You were not at the game so i take it"
I didn't need to be. I've just seen it said countless times the years about games I've been at and not been at. The referee is apparently always at fault when someone is sent off.

It's either:

1. They shouldn't have sent anyone off at all because it "ruins the game".
2. The referee forced the players to foul and fight by doing his job and blowing for fouls during the game. (See the "Ref made the players frustrated" comment above)"]So let me get this straight , you know the ref was correct about the melee sendings off and game in general , but you were not actually at the game ?

hurlit (Meath) - Posts: 306 - 28/11/2019 13:33:07    2251950

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