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Red card offence for interfering with helmet or faceguard?

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With all players having to wear helmets from Jan 2010 perhaps it is time to have a look at the situation regarding interfering with an opponent's helmet/faceguard.The wearing of it is for health and safety reasons and surely an opponent is not allowed to deliberately interfere with it,notwithstanding the fact that it infuriates opponents when it is pushed over their eyes obstructing their vision.With the new rule on helmets perhaps it is time to make the deliberate interfereing of it a red card offence.

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 326 - 07/09/2009 20:00:48    418456

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ya i would agree as tommy walsh was at it all day yesterday

bigman2 (Tipperary) - Posts: 1202 - 07/09/2009 20:31:57    418484

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Grabbing a facemask is currently a yellow card offence.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4100 - 07/09/2009 20:40:50    418501

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2 offences happened yesterday regardin killkenny players grabbin tipp players helmets,,richie power grabbed padraic mahers facegaurd and pulled him and tommy walsh was tryin to pull benny dunnes helmet

lowerormond (Tipperary) - Posts: 1267 - 07/09/2009 21:25:19    418561

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Pinkie
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418501 Grabbing a facemask is currently a yellow card offence.

If you strike or attempt to strike or lift your hand to anyone is a red card offence.

Dellboypolecat (Tyrone) - Posts: 14976 - 07/09/2009 21:36:22    418579

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"2 offences happened yesterday regardin killkenny players grabbin tipp players helmets,,richie power grabbed padraic mahers facegaurd and pulled him and tommy walsh was tryin to pull benny dunnes helmet"

I actually thought what Power did was worse then what Walsh did. I don't know what was in Benny Dunne's head when getting even with Walsh moved to the top of the priority list WITH 10 MINUTES LEFT IN THE ALL IRELAND FINAL.

roundball (Tipperary) - Posts: 2496 - 07/09/2009 22:13:09    418629

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Just to add to that. If they're bringing the helmet rule in for health and safety(which of course they are) interfering with it should be a red card. Interfering with a players vision is dangerous, for that player and for the players around him. Grabbing the face guard and yanking it forward it is also dangerous. I'm no expert but I'm sure if you do it fast enough you could cause a serious neck injury.

roundball (Tipperary) - Posts: 2496 - 07/09/2009 22:18:16    418635

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Sorry Dellboy I wasnt saying that it shouldnt be a red card, but was rather saying that it is currently a yellow card. And I would agree with roundball that it should be a red card offence.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4100 - 08/09/2009 13:30:23    419187

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lowerormond
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418561 2 offences happened yesterday regardin killkenny players grabbin tipp players helmets,,richie power grabbed padraic mahers facegaurd and pulled him and tommy walsh was tryin to pull benny dunnes helmet

with childern watchin this surely should be a red card offence or at least make the tickets to this event for 18 year olds and over

redhandman (Tyrone) - Posts: 431 - 08/09/2009 14:03:21    419235

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I think noone should wear helmets and at least then they wouldnt be torn off em

miketyson (Limerick) - Posts: 2748 - 08/09/2009 14:24:26    419265

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miketyson how can you say that nobody should wear helmets, for if ever an incident showed that everybody should wear them that was it. I am not a fan of Tommy Walsh who while a magnificent hurler, constantly resorts to all sorts of methods to get the better of his opponent, but if he had not been wearing a helmet on Sunday, he would probably be looking at a face transplant the blow was that severe.

gilly0512 (Galway) - Posts: 1176 - 08/09/2009 16:10:44    419444

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Hard to believe what was going on back then with the helmets and faceguards!

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 326 - 11/06/2019 22:18:57    2193719

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Yes some players who shall remain unnamed made a career out of pushing helmets over their opponents eyes. Then it did the full circle with players leaving the strap open or knocking it off themselves to get a player put off. In the NHL it is a penalty if your helmet strap is not tied.
I think it has settled down in hurling now though.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 439 - 12/06/2019 22:20:19    2194181

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