After a closely fought contest, Mayo claimed a one point win over Tyrone in this afternoon’s All Ireland quarter final.
The game was tense throughout, with both teams trading scores during an even contest. However, while there was much to admired, the game was marred by a number of off the ball incidence.
Some Mayo fans will no doubt accuse Tyrone of instigating many of these flash points, but it was Micky Harte’s side who ultimately fell on the wrong side of the referee.
With the game very much in the balance, Sean Cavanagh was sent off after a high challenge in the 60th minute.
Although some GAA fans argued the Tyrone star was unlucky to have been sent, others believed the referee was right to send Cavanagh to the stands.
— Ballygobbin Bulletin (@BallygobbinNews) August 6, 2016
— Noreen Fealy (@NoreenFealy) August 6, 2016
— Philip Byrne (@PhillySteak92) August 6, 2016
— Jamie McConville (@jamiemcconville) August 6, 2016
I like Cavanagh but fair play to David Gough for giving him a second yellow card there. Many wouldve bottled it. He deserved it. #GAA
— Gillian Murphy (@Gill_Murphy) August 6, 2016
— ian galvin (@IanGalvinNYGAA) August 6, 2016
Was that a bit harsh on Cavanagh? Hand hit the ball first before rising up to O’Shea’s neck #TYRvMAY
— Peter Farrell (@PeterFarr_) August 6, 2016