Tipperary Manager David Power Slams Referee Seamus Mulvihill – “I know he’s a ladies football”

Tipperary defeated Wicklow in division three by 2-12 to 1-12 and the Tipperary manager David Power wasn’t one bit impressed by the man in the middle in Seamus Mulvihill

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“I thought the referee at times, you didn’t know what (decision) he was going to be making. I know he’s a ladies football referee as well, I think he was getting crossed over with rules at times.

“It’s a contact sport. From what I’m hearing from the stats lads, that wasn’t a penalty because we had (defensive) cover. That three points could be huge at the end of next weekend.”

Power joined the list of inter-county bosses who are not pleased with the new rule that sees a penalty awarded for a cynical foul near goal if the referee deems a goalscoring opportunity has been denied to a team.

Tipperary defender Jimmy Feehan was shown a black card and sent to the sin bin for a foul in injury-time which resulted in the penalty that Wicklow’s Seanie Furlong netted from.

“Absolutely because it’s totally at the discretion of the referee. I would love to see the umpires and linesmen (involved), I know he went over to the linesman.

“The big thing with the penalty rule, it’s at the discretion of the referee, it’s not a rule. That is worrying. That could come in and lose very, very important games.”

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