Roscommon champions Pádraig Pearses booked their place in the Connacht club final earlier today, but their victory over Galway's Mountbellew-Moylough was not without controversy.
Pearses would win the game in Dr Hyde Park on a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-7, scoring the winning point in the dying seconds of additional time of what was an often ill-tempered affair.
However, Mountbellew-Moylough could rightly feel aggrieved that the result did not go the other way.
There were a number of questionable refereeing decisions in the closing stages of the contest, mostly against the Galway club. That included in additional time, when one of their forward attempted to call for what looked like a perfectly valid mark.
For some reason, referee Jerome Henry would not award the free. Pearses would then go straight down the other end to kick the winning point.
You can watch the incident below.
Some Mountbellew-Moylough players pushed and jostled the referee at full-time. There's no condoning it but God almighty it's bound to be enraging, a year's work, Connacht semi, probable winner off this mark and for some reason, it's not given. Pearse came down and won it instead pic.twitter.com/gN2h203TzC
— Cahair O'Kane (@CahairOKane1) December 11, 2021
Unsurprisingly, the Mountbellew-Moylough players did not take well to this decision.
A number of them would confront the official after the final whistle, with Henry having to be escorted from the pitch after being jostled by some squad members.
Pearses will now face Mayo's Knockmore in the provincial decider next month.