After another raucous meeting between the pair on Sunday where McQuillan was again in charge, we sat down yesterday morning to look back on the recording. The viewing, once again, doesn’t make pretty ready for Dublin.
Although the count read 25-21 against them on Sunday, it should have been tighter. And yet, factoring in the flashpoints involving the penalty and Kevin McManamon’s double hop, Dublin scored three more points than they were entitled to (we assume Dean Rock would have pointed the free had the penalty not been awarded).
Aidan O’Shea held back by Diarmuid Connolly. Correct decision. Incident between Cillian O’Connor and Rory O’Carroll not picked up by officials.
Brian Fenton fouled by Tom Parsons. Correct decision.
Paul Flynn pulled back by Jason Doherty. Foul but no penalty.
Parsons hits Ciarán Kilkenny unfairly and picks up yellow card. Correct decision.
Jonny Cooper held back by Kevin McLoughlin. Correct decision.
Aidan O’Shea brings down Stephen Cluxton. Not a clear black card. Stephen Cluxton fortunate not to be picked up for kick at O’Shea.
Connolly frontal charges Ger Cafferkey. Correct decision.
Aidan O’Shea pulls back Cian O’Sullivan. Correct decision.
Michael Darragh Macauley fortunate to win a free from Diarmuid O’Connor having fouled the ball.
James McCarthy makes a late tackle on Aidan O’Shea. Diarmuid O’Connor points free.
Diarmuid O’Connor pulled back by Michael Fitzsimons. Correct decision. Advantage also played. Jonny Cooper lucky to avoid a red card.
David Drake hangs onto the ball too long. Correct decision.
Lee Keegan unfairly awarded free after tussle with McCarthy. Cillian O’Connor converts free, which is brought forward for dissent.
Aidan O’Shea penalised for fouling the ball. Correct decision.
Flynn impedes Seamus O’Shea illegally. Correct decision.
Fenton fouls Keegan. Borderline but just about the right call.
Philly McMahon holds back Aidan O’Shea’s arm. Ball brought forward for remonstration. Correct decisions.
Connolly illegally tackles Colm Boyle. Correct decision.
Doherty penalised for overcarrying. Correct decision.
Parsons deemed to have held Cian O’Sullivan’s arm. Correct decision.
Aidan O’Shea slips in penalty area. No foul by McMahon. O’Shea penalised for fouling the ball on the ground. Correct decision.
Diarmuid O’Connor’s jersey pulled by O’Sullivan. Ticked. Correct decision.
High arm by Bernard Brogan on Chris Barrett. Correct decision.
McCarthy is yellowed for bringing down Cillian O’Connor. Correct decision.
Macauley pushes Parsons to the ground. Correct decision.
Dubious free given to Boyle against Jack McCaffrey. Incorrect decision.
McMahon penalised for holding Aidan O’Shea off the ball. Correct decision.
Aidan O’Shea throws ball. Not penalised by McQuillan.
Kevin McManamon points having been awarded advantage despite hopping ball twice.
McLoughlin makes dangerous contact with McCaffrey as he attempts to toe the ball. McLoughlin booked. Correct decision. In aftermath, McMahon moves head towards Aidan O’Shea’s face. No action taken.
O’Sullivan third man tackles Cillian O’Connor. Should be black carded but shown a yellow.
Parsons held back by Macauley. Correct decision.
McLoughlin holds back McCaffrey. Correct decision.
Macauley fouls Keith Higgins. Correct call on foul but harsh black card.
Seamus O’Shea pushed by Denis Bastick. Correct decision.
Paddy Andrews fouled by Cafferkey. Correct decision.
Parsons upended unfairly by Kilkenny. Correct decision.
Boyle fouls Kilkenny. Correct decision.
O’Sullivan puts his hand into McLoughlin’s back. Correct decision.
Aidan O’Shea and Philly McMahon collide. Either a yellow (feigning) or black card (deliberate body collide) for McMahon.
Seamus O’Shea throws Bastick to ground off the ball. No action taken.
Bastick not allowed up after fielding the ball. Correct decision.
Seamus O’Shea holds back McCarthy’s arm. Correct decision.
Aidan O’Shea foul hand-pass not punished by McQuillan although he may have been impeded.
Connolly holds back McLoughlin. Correct decision.
Bastick black carded for tripping Barry Moran with his leg. Correct decision.
Fitzsimons impeded by McLoughlin. No free awarded.
McMahon brings down Boyle in penalty area. Penalty. Correct decision.
McCaffrey held illegitimately by Mickey Sweeney. Correct decision.
McManamon touches the ball on the ground. Correct decision.
Eric Lowndes fouled by Patrick Durcan. Correct decision. Connolly sent off for Dublin after grabble off the ball with Keegan who was yellow carded.
McCaffrey brought down by Andy Moran. Correct decision.