In the COUNTRY music vernacular ... can I get a "HELL YAH"!! - in answer to the question posed.
Unfortunately, this is an unfortunate example of just how unfortunate we fans of the CFL are. That EFFFING IRELAND should be BANISHED from the CFL ... FOREVER !!
Talk about PLAIN and SIMPLE !! This guy is a MENACE to ALL CFL FANS !! Talk about CONSISTENTLY MEDIOCRE !!!?? (Danny Barret can own that claim) ... Ireland is just FLAT OUT HORRIBLE when it counts MOST ... CONSISTENTLY!!
Outside of Calvillo's out of body experience in the 1st half, (and a bakers half dozen other Als offensive players) nothing contributed MORE to the Als loss than Ireland's HORRIBLE OFFICIATING !! (ok, maybe an Edwards goal line fumble had something to with it too ...) but the point remains he most definitely, abbsolutely, INFLUENCED the game ... negatively ! ... unfortunately.
The game definitely lacked energy BUT !! And this is a BIG BUTTTTTTT!! IF Ireland gets the call RIGHT (which is about as often as a Boreham 47 yard field goal, but I digress) - then this game is a lot MORE DRAMATIC ... atleast.
So, in case I did not answer the question direct enough ...