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12 controversies that hit the headlines during the 2013 GAA season

Featuring Sean Cavanagh’s tackle, Joe Brolly’s reaction and Hawkeye being stood down.

1. Sean Cavanagh’s tackle on Conor McManus

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Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

2. And Joe Brolly’s reaction to the incident

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3. Hawkeye is stood down during the All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final

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Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

4. Joe McQuillan is confronted by supporters after the qualifier tie between Tyrone and Kildare

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5. The changes to the hurling league structure provoke plenty of debate and dissent

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6. There are allegations that Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty is the victim of a biting incident in a league game against Dublin

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7. Eamonn O’Hara heavily criticises his former Sligo manager Kevin Walsh on The Sunday Game

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8. Cork’s Patrick Horgan is sent off in the Munster final but it is subsequently rescinded

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

9. The issue of concussion in the GAA was a hot topic of debate after the All-Ireland football final

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Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

10. Anthony Nash’s placed ball striking came under plenty scrutiny

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

11. The black card rule for Gaelic football is passed at GAA Congress

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12. There are calls made to split Dublin GAA into two and pool all counties sponsorship funds

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

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