Skerries Harps defeated Thomas Davis in Group 1 of the Dublin SFC on Wednesday evening.
Skerries outscored last year's beaten Dublin finalists by 3-7 to 1-10.
There was a curious moment in the first half when Thomas Davis had a goal disallowed due to goalscorer Sean Farrelly not wearing a gumshield.
11mins 1st half
Skerries Harps: 1-0(3)
Thomas Davis: 1-0(3)
Davis goal ruled out as scorer had no gumshield
— Skerries Harps (@SkerriesHarps) August 5, 2020
The score was tied at a goal apiece at the time. Given that Thomas Davis lost by three points, it turned out to be a key moment in the match.
Rule 4.3 of the GAA rule book states: "In all Football Games and Football Practice Sessions it shall be mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to use a mouth guard."
While rule 6.3 states: "To fail to comply with a Referee’s instruction to use a mouth guard. PENALTY - Caution the offender; order off if he persists."
Thomas Davis play Ballymun Kickhams in their final game of the group needing a victory if they are to progress while Skerries face Round Towers Lusk who have lost both of their games so far. Ballymun top the group with two wins from both their games.
I witnessed a first tonight in the @DubGAAOfficial SFC clash between @tomasdaibhis & @SkerriesHarps. A goal disallowed after been scored all because the scorer runs by the referee AFTER scoring (no whistle) and the referee says he wasn't wearing a gum-shield. pic.twitter.com/uUW8JFkoEe
— OnPoint Performance Analysis (@AnalysisOnpoint) August 6, 2020