Mayo went on to win the game by five points
There were some unhappy GAA fans on Twitter today in relation to Aidan O'Shea's actions which led to a penalty at a pivotal point in Mayo's qualifier encounter with Fermanagh.
Mayo forward Aian O'Shea looked to have dived as a ball was floated into the Fermanagh penalty area which prompted referee Joe McQuillan to award the former Connacht champions a penalty.
Cillian O'Connor converted the spot kick which swung the momentum back in Mayo's direction and propelled them to a five point win in the end.
And Twitter was not happy with his actions:
@NewstalkSport Disgraceful Aidan O shea, diving all day long conning frees, Mayo simply awful, free to win games sad day for GAA— Adrian Ó Curráin (@TMMShop) July 9, 2016
Aidan O'Shea you skitter #Penalty🤔— Steven McDonnell (@Killeavy13) July 9, 2016
Aidan O'Shea you pup. That's a dive. #GAA— Tommy Rooney (@TomasORuanaidh) July 9, 2016
Back in the day a red card meant players weren't eligible for an All-Star. Should do something similar now with divers like Aidan O'Shea— Chris McNulty (@chrismcnulty86) July 9, 2016
@FermanaghGAA Shame on Aidan O'Shea. That Ref would be needing a bodyguard!!!— Gillian Coyle (@Ggg_Unit) July 9, 2016
Aidan o shea what a diver #absolutedisgrace— Jessica Mc Donnell (@McDonnelll) July 9, 2016
Aidan o Shea or Thierry Henry ?— aidan holland (@aidan_holland) July 9, 2016
Aidan o Shea watching too much soccer I think. #MAYvFERM— Joe Dooley (@DooleyJoe) July 9, 2016
Aidan O Shea would fit right in at the Euro. The most diving by any GAA player in one game ever. McCann got killed last year for less #GAa— ian galvin (@IanGalvinNYGAA) July 9, 2016
Aidan O'Shea went down easy. That's the product of a season of him getting nothing for being honest when there are 3-4 lads hangin off him.— Dáire King (@daireking) July 9, 2016
Aidan O'Shea ruined it all. Some dive #GAA— Martin Harkin (@Harkin__) July 9, 2016