Laois fell to a thirteen point defeat at the hands of Dublin today in the Leinster U-20 final, and while few could argue that Dublin weren't deserving winners, the scoreline reflects a bit harshly on Laois.
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Along with Dublin's superior ruthlessness in front of goal, referee Brendan Cawley came under plenty of criticism for his performance by Laois by Laois supporters and players alike.
We took a look at some of the twitter reaction straight after the game below..
Hard luck to laois under 20's goals against run of play and referee killed us at crucial stages. #thefutureisstillbright— DavidConway (@ConwayD15) July 19, 2019
It was great game to watch Laois played well too dubs very clinical— Patrick Curtis jnr (@PatrickCurtisj1) July 19, 2019
Archer is a very good player and he has the body language of a fella that knows he’s a very good player— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) July 19, 2019
The referee is a very very bad referee and he has the appearance and body language of a very bad referee, truly shocking— Gerard 'Buster' Dunne (@dunners23) July 19, 2019
At the risk of sounding biased, the standard of refereeing in this Laois Dublin game is pathetic— Jamie Leavy (@iamGilbertL) July 19, 2019
Laois need to cool there jets #laoisvdub— Drummer 44 77 Formula E (@Movie_Boxset) July 19, 2019
Eddie Brennan has got rid of the culture of stupid sending off ms in laois, footballers need to learn.— Martin Mckenna (@MartinM22955736) July 19, 2019
Brain dead stuff.Why? https://t.co/ZR8s46xdOz
Where to the GAA pull these absolute jokes of referees out of.. absolute scandalous job been done of Laois here... worst performance i have seen all year from any ref— Peter O'Leary (@poleary7) July 19, 2019
Some very good players in this laois side— Damien Fitzpatrick (@damofitzpatrick) July 19, 2019