2020 North Kerry Senior Football Championship: Sept 6, 2020 12:56:49 GMT
Post by Ballythefireside on Sept 6, 2020 12:56:49 GMT
Regarding the game, surely that was a penalty for Listowel. They were the better team for long periods but fell off in the last 10 minutes or so when it counted. The two Kennellys the difference.
An otherwise performing McCarthy was already well on the way to going down and I suppose the ref didn't deem the subsequent hand on the back an offence. In the spur of the moment Robert O Muircheartaigh and Kennedy were amazed it wasn't a penalty and then changed their minds when they saw it again. I thought it was good refereeing and there were other marginal calls the ref also got right, not than I'm the expert. Refs are touchy on fellas faking it as they know that if they themselves are blindsided they will feel obliged to compensate and which could change the outcome of a game - nobody wants that. The big trick in that dept is of course gripping the markers wrist and then making it look like he tugged you - fellas that get caught out at this seldom if ever again get any sympathy from any ref and I could quote a few notable scenarios - I think refs compare notes here and rightfully so as reffing is hard enough and a thankless job enough besides being misled and then being isolated out in the middle of a pitch having to take earfuls from players and hurlers of the ditch alike.
The only hard luck the townies really had was the punch to the crossbar and while that would only have been a point at best, I don't think the rule was to discourage what was a great movement. Listowel were good when they got going but they could hardly complain about the result, the score. The Kennelly 4 and The Foley 3, 7 from the Ballyconry Road, Tomaisín's and Donal's grandsons - grandas would also be happy enough with how things have turned out! Veteran Cremins looks to be getting better and hard to see what he was doing with 21 on his back while the Cross's Behan is keen and progressing nicely, following in his father steps and who helped change the path of history when he instigated what I personally finished off against a gallant Duagh brigade only yesterday, right on their own doorstep, drove it through the front door, albeit the man of the house was out! And we have Robert O Muircheartaigh yet to this day feeding off our hard work, commanding millions as a commentator off our backs, no justice for elite athletes like us, all we got was Connemara Marble plaques, ah they were the most precious ones the pair of us ever got, and probably deserved! Them crazy catch and kick days when boys were men, an infantry battalion of 14½ buck navvies in a motorcade of aon glusitean amháinm when Hitler was headed to Poland and Paddy to Hollyhead, Ballydonoghue were headed to Duagh! Sure we even had to take on the civic guards as John B would respectfully call 'em, them asking Timmy Carr how many on board and to which he'd tell 'em he was short two. Reminds me a bit of a night recently in enemy territory when a tri-party of fooleens made out the 3 worst of their kin went to Kerry once and became heros - I said I'd believe it only that 'twas the wrong 3 they sent!
What level are other teams at in NK today?