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Watch: Ref Fails To Spot Blatant Double Hop In Crucial Championship Game

Watch: Ref Fails To Spot Blatant Double Hop In Crucial Championship Game
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

Tyrone marched into the last four with an impressive 2-17 to 1-13 win over Donegal in Ballybofey to set up a semi-final against Monaghan next week.

It was an extraordinary comeback from Mickey Harte's men. Donegal looked comfortable for the opening 40 minutes and led 1-8 to 0-7. However, one of those scores blatantly should not have counted.

Ciaran Thompson kicked Donegal level after 20 minutes, but bounced the ball twice in doing so. Despite a perfect view and Tieran McCann's protestations, Joe McQuillan allowed the score.

You can see it at the 22 second here.

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Speaking on RTE Sport, Colm Cooper criticised the policing of the rule, citing the fact it is the third time in the Super 8 that such a foul was not spotted while Joe Brolly was more critical of the referee's inconsistency.

I have to say I don't mind so much that. In the hurly-burly of a big Championship game like that the real problem is that Joe is fair too fussy as a referee he doesn't allow any physical confrontation at all and there were many times when a yellow card was given that wasn't warranted.

However, Cooper interjected that ultimately a decision like that is entirely unavoidable and it could be 'crucial.'

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In the end, it did not hinder Tyrone who enjoyed a barnstorming final ten minutes as they outscored Declan Bonner's side 2-7 to 0-2. They will now face Monaghan in Croke Park next Sunday in a replay of their first round Ulster Championship clash.

SEE ALSO: Red Card For Mayo In All-Ireland Final After Choke-Hold And Push On Ref

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