Derry manager John Brennan was reported at being ‘livid’ after the “six point swing” of two penalty calls from weekend clash with Kildare.
Kildare’s Johhny Doyle scored a 53rd minute penalty from a penalty which was awarded for “no more than a nudge” according to the Derry supremo.
“I don’t blame the referee entirely,” Brennan told RTÉ Radio, “but I asked him why he didn’t give us the penalty at the end.”
Brennan said the two penalty decisions were a “six point swing in a five point game” as Kildare went on to triumph on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-18 in a high scoring and entertaining Division Two encounter in Newbridge. Brennan is of course assuming that having been awarded the penalty at the end that a goal would have been scored from the resultant spot-kick.
Brennan finished his rant by quipping: “The linesman comes down from Fermanagh and makes that call. Well I hope he enjoys his journey home.”
Kildare now have four points from four league games played whilst Derry are in real danger of relegation from Division Two having registered just a solitary win from four outings.