Referee slammed after Cork wins All-Ireland Camogie Final 1 year ago

Referee slammed after Cork wins All-Ireland Camogie Final

Sunday afternoon saw the Cats robbed of redemption.

Cork beat Kilkenny in the senior final on Sunday to maintain their title as All-Ireland Camogie champs two years running in spectacular fashion at Croke Park.

With just one point in it 60 minutes in, Orla Cotter of the Cork side managed to swing the win by nailing a free to ensure a 0-14 to 0-13 win for the Rebel County.

The game-defining free, however, was taken up controversially – with The Sunday Game panel feeling that the referee was far more lenient on the Cork team than their Leinster rivals.

They felt that a number of decisions went against Kilkenny, including a potential penalty. Fans, too, were very critical of the officials after the game.

Many took to social media after the whistle blew to share their views on a contentious game.

The situation, of course, brought back memories of déjà vu for Kilkenny, who lost last year's final following injury-time scores from Gemma O’Connor and Julia White – furthering their ongoing rivalry with Cork.

Eight-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny Richie Power also felt strongly about referee Eamon Cassidy's performance, branding it 'disgraceful' while also condemning the timekeeping at the end of the match.

Power, never one to shy away from social commentary, recently wrote about his wish for the GAA to sample video refereeing.

"I know we’re an amateur organisation but at this stage, we surely have enough refs in the country that they can be the umpires rather than associates of the match referee," he wrote in a recent piece for RTÉ.