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Under-20s left frustrated by penalty ruling

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Ger Flanagan

THE decision to settle last Saturday’s knock-out Connacht Under-20 football championship clash between May and Galway with a penalty shoot-out was in line with Part II of the GAA’s Official Guide.
Connacht GAA secretary John Prenty confirmed to The Mayo News last night (Monday) that the penalty shoot-out conclusion was adopted in 2019 by Central Council and is to be used for games where a ‘winner on the day’ is required.
Saturday’s shoot-out was required after Mayo and Galway finished level after extra-time at MacHale Park in Castlebar in atrocious conditions, leading to much annoyance and criticism from commentators, managers and supporters alike.
One parent of a player who lined out in the game contacted The Mayo News to express their ‘total disgust’ that penalties were used to decide the outcome, while Mayo manager Mike Solan also outlined his frustration with the scenario after Saturday’s match.
However, John Prenty explained that the rule was brought in to replace free-kicks from the ‘45 metre line which was experimented with previously, but ended up taking too long in some cases and had to be scrapped.
A total of 712 people turned out to watch Saturday’s thrilling encounter with the low attendance being blamed in part on the inclement weather, while the match also clashed with Ireland’s Six Nations clash against Wales and the General Election voting day.

 

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