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Tally questions Mooney's sending-off

Monday 20th May 2019

The loss of Caolan Mooney to a red card proved costly for Paddy Tally’s Down side in today’s epic Ulster SFC encounter with Armagh.


Speaking to BBC Sport shortly after his team finished on the wrong end of the 3-13 to 2-17 scoreline after extra-time, the Mourne County boss questioned the decision by referee Anthony Nolan to dismiss his vice-captain following a high challenge on Aidan Nugent.

“It's disappointing because I think it was nothing worse than other tackles which went on in the game.

“It had a massive bearing because we were in a good place at that time.”

He added: “Caolan's our vice-captain and one of our most consistent players this year, and to lose him was a big blow to the team.

“There were similar tackles which went on and they were only yellows. I don't know, I would have to view it again.”