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Watching Tyrone vs Kildare and the amount of times they throw themselves to the ground any time a tackling is make on their upper body but nowhere near the neck. The crowd usually gasps and the ref gives a free every time.

This happens in a lot of games and I feel the refs need to do a much better job. Free out for diving or play on.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 29/06/2019 18:25:48    2202443

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Watching Tyrone vs Kildare and the amount of times they throw themselves to the ground any time a tackling is make on their upper body but nowhere near the neck. The crowd usually gasps and the ref gives a free every time.

This happens in a lot of games and I feel the refs need to do a much better job. Free out for diving or play on."
Players are getting clever with it aswell. They're carrying the ball at a high chest height so any attempt to play the ball looks like a high tackle.

ctowers (Dublin) - Posts: 77 - 29/06/2019 18:39:11    2202448

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Watching Tyrone vs Kildare and the amount of times they throw themselves to the ground any time a tackling is make on their upper body but nowhere near the neck. The crowd usually gasps and the ref gives a free every time.

This happens in a lot of games and I feel the refs need to do a much better job. Free out for diving or play on."
The amount of frees given because a player ducks into an opponents arms annoys me.

Same in rugby when you see players penalised for high tackle on a guy who has duck 2ft into his arm

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 375 - 29/06/2019 18:42:00    2202451

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Watching Tyrone vs Kildare and the amount of times they throw themselves to the ground any time a tackling is make on their upper body but nowhere near the neck. The crowd usually gasps and the ref gives a free every time.

This happens in a lot of games and I feel the refs need to do a much better job. Free out for diving or play on."
In all fairness bud , ye boys are well able to go to ground yeerselves.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1057 - 29/06/2019 18:45:13    2202455

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Replying To catch22:  "In all fairness bud , ye boys are well able to go to ground yeerselves."
No need to make this personal

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 29/06/2019 19:24:47    2202471

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Looking at the hurling games today it is clear that diving is catching on there also

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1613 - 30/06/2019 21:59:17    2203152

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Yep. Mayo got one of those against Armagh at the weekend. Can't remember who it was but it was late enough in the game. Mayo player swirled into the tackle then fell to the ground and brought the Armagh lad with him. Should have been a free the other way for charging. Refs still fall for the oldest trick in the book and that is the tackler gets the hand in on the ball and the carrier grabs the hand and rolls to the ground. I despair every time I see that one given. The tackler is entitled to tackle the ball and not have his hand grabbed. Another one is the hand off. Not allowed in football but I've never seen it being penalised at inter county. Commentators and pundits don't help when they make comments such as "get your free".

Sindar (Roscommon) - Posts: 267 - 01/07/2019 22:31:53    2204030

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Replying To neverright:  "Looking at the hurling games today it is clear that diving is catching on there also"
The best players can all manufacture a tackle, initiate the contact, fall over.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 557 - 02/07/2019 13:42:23    2204289

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Donnelly is the king of exaggerating the high tackle , every single game he's at that.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 02/07/2019 14:37:11    2204329

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It's very frustrating to watch but as players I'm sure they get fed up with being fouled and no ref calling it. I see Ryan McHugh get criticised in some parts of the media for going to ground easily or exaggerating contact, but the man was pulled and dragged for years off the ball with zero protection so if that's what is needed for a ref to actually do something about it, then sadly I don't blame players for exaggeration.

A second ref would be helpful I think to monitor off the ball stuff and checking of runs

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts: 959 - 02/07/2019 16:02:00    2204367

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Donnelly is the king of exaggerating the high tackle , every single game he's at that."
There should be no high tackle in the first place. Clothes line tackles have gone unsanctioned, at the very best you get a yellow. This is a more ugly and dangerous foul than any black card foul. Players are starting to make the most of them due to refs not giving them the needed protection.

Donegalman (None) - Posts: 3733 - 02/07/2019 16:24:13    2204380

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Replying To Donegalman:  "There should be no high tackle in the first place. Clothes line tackles have gone unsanctioned, at the very best you get a yellow. This is a more ugly and dangerous foul than any black card foul. Players are starting to make the most of them due to refs not giving them the needed protection."
I've still never heard of any serious damage done to a player that gets clothes lined.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 02/07/2019 19:32:33    2204495

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new gaa dive = start a digging match with an opponent facing a line ball,he gives a bit of a slap back,hit the ground like you have been opened up,straight red card.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3535 - 15/07/2019 20:51:02    2211597

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Padie Maher really let himself down on Sunday he's a big hard man, come on Padie give that over you embarrassed yourself.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 16/07/2019 13:25:05    2211847

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The one I hate more than any is when you try to put your hurl in and a forward grabs it and falls to the ground. I absolutely detest it and when a player tries it against me I try to follow through and land on the player on the ground if they do it. I absolutely detest it so much and am unapologetic. Cheating so-and-so.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 557 - 16/07/2019 13:51:09    2211865

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Padie Maher really let himself down on Sunday he's a big hard man, come on Padie give that over you embarrassed yourself."
Couldn't agree more, he should have gotten a card too for feigning injury. There's far too much of that creeping into hurling, referees need to start carding fellas for it.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 788 - 16/07/2019 15:31:22    2211915

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ive lost count of the amount of times i saw alan cadogan being pulled and dragged off the ball in the hurling championship this year..obviously you cant condone a player throwing themselves to ground but what other option have they really? just accept the foul isnt going to be called..id be much in favour of an extra ref but also is there really a need for that when you have 2 umpires and also linesmen to keep a watch over everything..give the umpires/linsemen more power to call out a foul which may occur because be it hurling or football a direct long ball goes in and the ref isnt much use being 40+ metres behind the play..meanwhile umpires are standing arms folded doing nothing while pulling and dragging and others fouls are happening

the longer it goes on and goes unpunished players will start drawing attention by diving to ground at every contact.whjich has been steadily happening over the pass few years.

pidge (Cork) - Posts: 530 - 16/07/2019 16:01:31    2211933

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Replying To pidge:  "ive lost count of the amount of times i saw alan cadogan being pulled and dragged off the ball in the hurling championship this year..obviously you cant condone a player throwing themselves to ground but what other option have they really? just accept the foul isnt going to be called..id be much in favour of an extra ref but also is there really a need for that when you have 2 umpires and also linesmen to keep a watch over everything..give the umpires/linsemen more power to call out a foul which may occur because be it hurling or football a direct long ball goes in and the ref isnt much use being 40+ metres behind the play..meanwhile umpires are standing arms folded doing nothing while pulling and dragging and others fouls are happening

the longer it goes on and goes unpunished players will start drawing attention by diving to ground at every contact.whjich has been steadily happening over the pass few years."
Umpires can't call frees.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 557 - 17/07/2019 14:19:53    2212362

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Umpires can't call frees."
Did a ref not call a penalty last weekend and then consulted with the umpire and it was ruled out.??

The_Biler (Westmeath) - Posts: 84 - 18/07/2019 16:50:57    2212834

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