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It Wasn't A Good Day At The Office For The O'Rourke Clan

It Wasn't A Good Day At The Office For The O'Rourke Clan
By Conall Cahill

There was a slightly bizarre occurrence in the Leinster club championship at the weekend when Colm O'Rourke and his son Shane O'Rourke were both sent off for Simonstown Gaels in their Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter-final against Rhode of Offaly.

Below: Colm O'Rourke watches from the stands


According to RTE, O'Rourke Sr was "sent to the stands for for vociferously challenging a decision" relatively early in the game whilst Shane saw a second yellow card for a high tackle about ten minutes into the second half.

Below: Shane O'Rourke is shown a second yellow card


Simonstown went on to lose the game by 1-12 to 1-09, their challenge hindered somewhat by the restriction of Conor Nash who apparently didn't play as a result of being under contract at AFL club Hawthorne from November 1st.

O'Rourke was gracious in defeat, telling RTE that he was "proud" of his team and wishing Rhode well in their semi-final clash with Sean O Mahonys of Louth (St Vincents and St Columbas, Mullinalaghta compete in the other semi).



SEE ALSO: Watch: Scenes As Louth Club Reach First Ever Leinster Senior Semi-Final

SEE ALSO: David Well And Truly Defeated Goliath In The Leinster Intermediate Football Championship

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