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David Power: Referee was mixing up rules with Ladies Gaelic football

Tipperary manager David Power questioned whether the match referee in his side's defeat of Wicklo...



David Power: Referee was mixin...
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David Power: Referee was mixing up rules with Ladies Gaelic football

Tipperary manager David Power questioned whether the match referee in his side's defeat of Wicklow had forgotten the rules of Gaelic football. 

After securing a 2-12 to 1-12 win in Semple Stadium, Power aired his frustrations regarding the performance of match referee, Seamus Mulvihill.

A referee familiar to viewers of men's and women's Gaelic football, Power suggested that Mulvihill may have been getting the rules of both games mixed up during Saturday's clash.

"I know he is a Ladies football referee as well," noted the Tipperary manager post-match, "and I think he was getting crossed over with rules at times.

"Like, this is a contact sport."

In one of the few principal areas where the men's and women's codes differ, Ladies Gaelic football does not allow for physical contact to the same extent.

David Power David Power with his Tipperary players at last year's All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park

Although Tipperary came out on top in their clash against Wicklow and bounced back from last weekend's loss to Limerick, Power was unhappy with a number of decisions.

In an anxious end to proceedings in Thurles, Tipperary had to make-do with 13 men after Emmet Moloney was shown a red card and Jimmy Feehan ended up in the sin bin.

To make matters worse, Seanie Furlong scored the resulting penalty.

"From what I'm hearing from the stats lads," he explained, "that wasn't a penalty because we had cover.

"Those three points could be huge at the end of next weekend."

Kerry native Seamus Mulvihill is a prominent figure within Ladies Gaelic football and has refereed All-Ireland finals at Junior, Intermediate and Senior level across recent years.

Tipperary will travel to Tullamore to take on Offaly next Saturday.

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