It took the unusual sight of a penalty shootout at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada to separate Mayo and Leitrim on Sunday.
The shootout, which Mayo won 4-1, was used as the decider for the game after the two sides had finished level at 2-13 each after 70 minutes. It was the first time a competitive game has been decided by this method.
That was not the only happening to raise eyebrows in Carrick-On-Shannon. There was also a strong element of controversy about Leitrim's equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time by Damien Moran.
Dean McGovern, who provided the pass prior to Moran's score, appeared to have been red carded by referee James Molloy just moments earlier.
McGovern had been sent to the sin bin seven minutes into the first half after receiving a black card. The Leitrim midfielder was then shown a yellow card as the game came to a close. A player being shown black card followed by a yellow card must then be sent-off.
— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) January 6, 2019
As he departed the field, McGovern played the pass which led to the Leitrim equaliser.
According to the Mid West Radio commentary of the game, Mayo manager James Horan was seen asking questions of the referee immediately following the final whistle.
This is how Mid West Radio called the final moments of the game.
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