Stop-start hurling frustrates Daly

February 24, 2020

Referee Johnny Murphy. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Anthony Daly has expressed his frustration at the high number of frees which were awarded in the Wexford v Dublin and Limerick v Cork Allianz Hurling League games at the weekend.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Allianz League Sunday last night, the former Clare captain complained: “I was in Croke Park (on Saturday evening) and the sense of frustration around the ground that the fantastic game we have in hurling, the fantastic sport everyone will acknowledge was just stop-start, (the game) was constantly blown,”

“Ninety-two frees in the best two surfaces in the country — Croke Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh between 50 and 42. Do we want that?

"People are saying the rules have to be applied the very same as in football. It’s not the same game as football, it’s a different game."

He continued: "No flow to the game, very frustrating. We all didn’t have great games in Croke Park, I’m not blaming any particular official. What instruction are they being given [is what] I’m wondering.”

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