Less said about the first game in Parnell today the better. Awful standard, could have been junior football at times.
Second game was the complete opposite, an incredible 2nd half and extra time. Everyone has said what there is to be said on OPER, they were very edgy on the pitch. Behaviour of some didn’t cover themselves in glory.
As mentioned by someone else, the OPER kickouts were so one dimensional it was incredible. No movement at all, simply hoof to midfield and hope for the best. Castleknock kickouts very dodgy though, and the 2nd goal they conceded was an accident waiting to happen. Couldn’t understand why they didn’t go long more often as they won nearly every one they did hit long.
The refereeing in both games were in complete contrast with one another. Tony lambs seemed to have left his whistle at home, but Ref in 2nd game used his at every opportunity. Each of the 4 teams will have issues with the refs decisions today, but it made it that bit more enjoyable for the neutral. But must be infuriating to have either as ref. One won’t give you a free unless your assaulted, the other won’t let you tackle at all.