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Social Media Reaction: Derry: Bad day or bad calls?

Derry v Tipperary - GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship - Round 4A

Derry exited the championship on Saturday, losing 1-21 t0 2-17 against Tipperary.

Derry were leading by 1-8 to 0-10 at half time though the Division three side had caused problems for Damian Barton’s Oak Leafers, who had went into the game as odds-on favourites.

Mark Lynch’s goal gave Derry the advantage in the first half, but Tipp were on top for much of the second half. When Eoghan Brown goalled to put Derry back in front it looked as though Derry would survive their scare. But the Oak Leafers couldn’t get the ball out of their own half for the final stages, and Tipp’s late scores earned them victory.

The game was regarded as good one because of how high scoring it was, and the attacking panache that both teams brought. However, it was far from a perfect peformance, particularly from Derry who made a lot of mistakes and were wasteful in possesssion.

Thomas Mallon put himself in line for criticism because he kicked away a lot of possession. The Derry outfield players will hold themselves to account as well.

However, plenty of fans pointed the finger at the referee, Marty Duffy, for some poor calls against Derry.


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