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GAA should adopt policy of pre-match meetings with referees: Kernan

GAA should adopt policy of pre-match meetings with referees: Kernan

JOE Kernan believes that the International Rules template of pre- and post-match meetings with the referees is the way forward for the GAA.

The Ireland manager will have a routine meeting with Maurice Deegan and his Australian counterpart Matt Stevic today to discuss issues from the first test ahead of Saturday’s second meeting.

Some of the Irish players said after the game in Adelaide that there had been some disparity between the interpretations of the two referees on certain incidents.

While pre-match meetings with referees are common practice in other sports, the only contact GAA teams generally have with their match officials is on game day.

“In fairness to the rules you’re able to meet the referees and we’ll be doing that tomorrow,” said Kernan.

“We’ll be showing a few clips from the video of what was right and what was wrong. Two years ago, we scored a goal and they gave us a penalty.

“The advantage was that the goal stood and we could have missed the penalty but we asked them here and they said, no – that was their mistake.

 

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