Sunday, July 23, 2017
Anthony McAlavey and Patrick McClean were both booked for their parts in this incident but the match officials missed the most serious offence - committed by the Cobh No. 8 who deliberately stamped on Macca. True Macca's challenge was robust but he was definitely challenging for the ball and did get a slight touch on it. Patrick McClean was wrong to get involved but he spotted the cowardly stamp by the Cobh man, as did a number of other Blues' players. The question must be asked.....why did none of the match officials on duty take action against the Cobh player?