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Cork Manager Steps Down, Takes Simultaneous Dig At Referee

Cork Manager Steps Down, Takes Simultaneous Dig At Referee
By Balls Team

Ephie Fitzgerald stepped down at Cork ladies football manager following his side's defeat to Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday afternoon.

As he stepped down, Fitzgerald took the opportunity to simultaneously criticise referee Maggie Farrelly.

With eight minutes to play, and Dublin up by four, Cork half-forward Ciara O'Sullivan was sent to the sin bin for a late challenge. Fitzgerald was annoyed with the decision to show his player the yellow card.

"I'm certainly not happy with the officiating," Fitzgerald told RTÉ after the game.

Now, I can say this because I will be stepping down after this.

I've four years done and I think it is time for a new voice.

But Ciara O'Sullivan was sent off there. That's the third time Maggie has sent her off in three matches and she doesn't know herself what she went for. Stuff like that. The tackle needs to be defined, I think.

That's not taking from Dublin's victory on the day. They did deserve it but I just do think that the tackle needs to be defined or the LGFA going forward are wasting their time because we don't know what a tick is, we don't know when they are being ticked, we don't know if every foul is a tick or whatever. I don't know.

Fitzgerald, who spent four years in charge of Cork, won an All-Ireland in 2016.

See Also: Galway Vs Mayo Semi-Final Ends In Real Drama At Croke Park

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