The treatment of Connolly was less than what Brennan was handing out down the other end but it seems to have largely gone unnoticed for whatever reason. It’s not to say either was right but people are very naive to expect teams better players to not be targeted in such a fashion. Connolly will be in for at least the same come the final.
I cannot agree with some of the suggestions on here that Jude’s were the sole aggressors, goading Vins players etc. There were two sides at it. Despite two red cards it wasn’t a dirty game by any stretch which seems to be the trail of thought here amongst many. There was one bad foul in the game. If you actually count back back I would say Vins committed at least as many fouls despite having most of the possession. There were a lot of little cynical fouls from their forwards to stop the counter attack but that’s what top teams do.
As WiFi pointed out there’s no point going back over it all now. The game is done and Vins deservedly won in the end. Regrettably we’ll never know how it would have panned out had it stayed 15 v 15 but I’ve no complaints with either sending off. It was our first decent performance from the numerous semi final defeats in recent years so it was just very disappointing and frustrating how it all turned out.