Limerick under-21 footballers were knocked out of the Munster Championship on Wednesday night, losing 2-10 to 0-10 against Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn.
The Shannonsiders have a terrible record at this grade but did end a long losing run earlier this month when they defeated Tipperary in the first round.
However, they travelled Lee-side in search of an upset and, trailing by two points in the second half, were denied what looked like a stone-wall penalty.
While the defender may have got a touch on the ball, he certainly went right through the attacker to get there, up-ending the Limerick forward who was through on goal.
Given how close the game was at the time, Limerick will be furious when they see the tape and see the call that inexplicably went against them.
Cork went down the other end of the field and got a goal of their own soon after to seal the win and a place in the Munster final against Kerry.
Naturally, when the video surfaced, on Twitter, people (from Limerick!) were unhappy at the decision.
— Jerome O'Connell (@JeromeSport) March 16, 2017
That's as bad a decision as you will see.
— Mark phelan (@markyphelan) March 16, 2017
Rory Hickey of the 2009 Munster final he either loves Cork or loathes Limerick. Probably both.
— Patrick Keating (@pintstonight) March 16, 2017
This isn’t the first big decision to go against Limerick in 2017. The county’s wounds still aren’t fully healed from when their hurlers were denied another stone-wall penalty against Wexford in the opening round of the National Hurling League.
Second shocking decision gone against Limerick this year!!!
— Conor McKenna (@conormckenna98) March 16, 2017
While refereeing decisions are part and parcel of sport, on Shannonside there will be no shortage of frustration as dodgy calls have hampered Limerick’s senior hurlers in the National League and played a huge part in preventing under-21 footballers from pulling off a spectacular upset.