Wexford keeper ordered to apologise to referee

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Updated: August 2, 2011

The GAA have ordered Wexford goalkeeper Anthony Masterson to apologise to referee Derek Fahy after questioning his decision making in the recent All Ireland qualifier defeat to Limerick.

Masterson was angry with the official after Limerick scored a controversial match-winning point, and he blamed the referee in a post match interview with RTÉ’s John Kenny.

“It looked like it was a yard wide,” he said. “It’s just mind-baffling. We’ve given up so much of our life and a decision like that cost us the game.

“Granted, we let them back in the game, that shouldn’t have happened, but when games come down to things like that, like, you give up so much time of your life and you train so much and you give up everything – your social life, you miss your family, the whole thing.

“And a decision like that, it costs you your Championship. We had a chance of a replay going into an All-Ireland quarter-final . . . It’s typical of the GAA: Wexford and Limerick stuck away into Portlaoise, given a bad referee.”

It is understood that the goalkeeper will issue an appology to the Central Competitions Control Committee at their next meeting.

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