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This is probably the worst umpiring decision you've ever seen

Really not what you’d expect to see in the Paul McGirr Memorial Ulster Under-16 Club Champions competition.

There he is, waving his flag.
There he is, waving his flag.

HAVE A QUICK search on YouTube and you can find some fairly horrendous decisions from officials. Be it referees in football, umpires in cricket or pretty much any rule-enforcing man or woman in any sport there are a fair few to choose from.

You can also come across some pretty dreadful decisions from the world of GAA. Not many of them get much worse than this one however.

The scene is set on a sunny day in Donegal as St Michael’s from Dunfanaghy/Creeslough took on Carrickmore of Tyrone in the Paul McGirr Memorial Ulster Under-16 Club Champions competition.

After some nice build-up play we see a St Michael’s midfielder go through on goal for what should be an easy point.

It’s not to be however as the ball skews off the right of his foot and goes, quite clearly, wide. It was a poor effort if we’re being honest and the St Michael’s player knew so as he turned away looking a bit embarrassed.

Mickey the umpire (at least that’s what the Carrickmore fans and coaching staff call him) didn’t think so however as he lifted his white flag and gave it a good wave. Cue some very not-PG protests from the Carrickmore contingent. Thankfully, after a few moments the referee realised how poor the decision had been and waved it wide.


Source: Jerome Quinn/Vimeo

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