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Social Media Reaction – Aidan O’Shea gets a rollicking

Referee Joe McQuillan awards a penalty to Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2A match between Mayo and Fermanagh at Elvery's MacHale Park in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Referee Joe McQuillan awards a penalty to Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 2A match between Mayo and Fermanagh at Elvery’s MacHale Park in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The knives were out for both Joe McQuillan and Aidan O’Shea following Mayo’s 2-14  to 1-12 win over Fermanagh on Saturday.

The controversial game saw Aidan O’Shea win a penalty for a dive in the 62nd minute, and referee Joe McQuillan suffered the ire of of Pete McGrath, who said that the Cavan whistler was fooled by O’Shea’s play acting.

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea appeals for a penalty

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea appeals for a penalty

Cillian O’Connor scored the penalty which gave them that much-needed momentum going into the final stages and they held on for victory.

The result was particularly galling for all those in Fermanagh as they had been leading by 1-10 to 1-4 at half time.

Not suprisingly many fans and players used Social Media to vent their frustrations both at Aidan O’Shea, and the referee Joe McQuillan.

 

 

 

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