Let me start by admitting that if someone was going to point the finger at Joe McQuillan, given his years of refereeing Killinkere Junior D games, I'd be the first in line but yesterday it felt as though no one could have kept control of what was a most tempestuous game.
Between, punches, headbutts, trips, penalties, pulling and dragging and more handbags than you could shake a stick at, Keith Duggan perhaps sums the whole thing up best in one perfect line, in today's Irish Times.
Referee Joe McQuillan was at times like a zookeeper who arrived at work to find all the cages open.
Have we reached the stage where we need two referees in Gaelic football? Or, God forbid, a proper definition of the tackle? Albeit that would have only cleared up about a third of yesterday's controversies.
T-minus six days until the madness resumes.