Darragh Ó Sé: Nothing drives a team more bananas than a bad referee

Brian Lohan did well to hold it together on Sunday, I wasn’t so cool many times myself

Darragh Ó Sé receives a yellow card from referee Joe McQuillan during the drawn All-Ireland SFC semi-final game against Cork at Croke Park in August 2008. Photograph: Alan Betson

Darragh Ó Sé receives a yellow card from referee Joe McQuillan during the drawn All-Ireland SFC semi-final game against Cork at Croke Park in August 2008. Photograph: Alan Betson

I watched Brian Lohan talking after the Clare game on Sunday and although he kept it together fairly well – much better than I would have – you could see that he was fit to do damage.

The refereeing decision that turned their match against Tipperary would have tested the best of us. Keeping your cool when you know you’ve been wronged like that is fair going, I’ll tell you that much.

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