Theres a few angles you could look at this . Now , thankfully we’ve won the last five AI finals we’ve been involved in with this great , great , generation of players . So , we haven’t had much to grumble about because technically a refs decision hasn’t cost us a big game…
But , there are plenty of examples where it MIGHT have .
Connollys red card against Donegal in '11 , overturned .He was instrumental in keeping possession in the final before laying it off to keV to win THAT free .
Connolly DRA decision went his way in '15 when on review when it was adjudged Keegan was just as much in the wrong but DC got sent off ( poetic licence here by me , open to correction )
DC last summer , needs no more debate or discussion .
Theres 3 potential big decisions which definetly would have impacted our chances of progressing / winning those years finals . Yes , I’m saying we don’t win these games without DC .
We have most certainly gotton the rub of the green in alot of games . Ask anyone from mayo , maybe @mayoman & I’m sure he could offer a different perspective on the games between us & how mayo didn’t get the calls which favoured us .
But I’m looking at from a Dublin point of view . So yes , I’m been biased here to make a point , maybe not valid to some , but I find it valid .
In the '16 final replay Deegan clearly played on to give mayo and opportunity to equalise . And I’ve no doubt last year had Clarke not kicked it over the line Dublin Joe would have played on to give them opportunity to equalise too . Even when we were faffing about with ball the time had elapsed , and we could have had a turnover .
I keep having this nagging feeling this might be our Seamus Darby year IF we get to the final . If we are in a situation like what happened today , it will be curtains for us .