Both Colm Boyle, and Colm Cooper have suggested that penalty shootouts may not be the best solution to drawn games in Gaelic football, following Limerick’s dramatic win against Clare on Saturday.
The Treaty began their 2022 in fine fashion, and are a side on the rise, following recent promotions in the Allianz National Football League’s, although they had to fight to the bitter end to see off Clare.
But following on from the game, and subsequent fall-out of the dramatic penalty shootout, both Cooper and Boyle have suggested that penalty shootouts may not be the answer to drawn games.
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“I think the majority of people would prefer the drama of a penalty shootout..”
“I think with the way games are gone, games need to be decided on the day,” Boyle began on the Sunday Game. “No matter what way you look at it, people are not going to be happy.
“I probably would prefer a free-kick competition from the hands at the top of the D, or from the ’45 yard line.
“But I think the majority of people would prefer the drama of a penalty shootout.”
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Also speaking on the game was Cooper, who hailed Limerick’s rise, as they secured their spot in the Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final.
“I think it is great when you win, and it is terrible when you lose,” he added. “Similarly to Colm [Boyle], I would prefer a kick from the hands from 40 metres or so, but you can’t.. The excitement it brought there, with the kids behind the goal.
“You could see what it meant to Limerick at the end of it, and they are on a great run after being promoted.
“But Clare will look back on the game with a lot of missed chances. There was great excitement.”
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