UPDATE: Monaghan Harps Crowned Ulster Ladies Football Champions After Game Ends in Controversy
After much drama and heated discussion following the Tesco Ulster Intermediate Club Football Final on Sunday, Ulster Council have officially awarded the cup to Monaghan Harps.
Controversy has surrounded the game between Four Masters and Monaghan Harps since Sunday as, when the final whistle sounded, there were three different results in play – that of the referee, that of the scoreboard and one announced by Ulster Council representatives.
However, it now appears as though the scoreboard, which showed Monaghan Harps winning by a point, has been deemed the correct score.
The scoreboard on the day has been affirmed to be correct. (Pic: Jerome Quinn)
Speaking about the incident, Jerome Quinn explained: “They (Four Masters) had been told by the referee that they were winning the game.
“The referee has now admitted making a genuine mistake in the scoring. He told Four Masters players that they were in front which explains why they were in no great hurry to get on with the game in the last few minutes,” he continued, explaining that Four Masters can be seen celebrating in the video (below) at the end of the game as they thought they had won.
“Now Ulster Council has awarded the title to Monaghan Harps based on the simple fact that they won on the score board,” Jerome continued, “but an appeal is expected from Four Masters.”
Video via YouTube/Jerome Quinn