Derry boss ‘livid’ at penalty calls

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.


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