Holden sees no need for black card in hurling

February 13, 2020

Kilkenny's Joey Holden with Lee Chin of Wexford

Kilkenny defender Joey Holden says he doesn’t see a need for the black card to be introduced in hurling.

Delegates will vote on whether or not to introduce the sin-bin penalty for cynical play at Congress at the end of this month and Ballyhale Shamrocks clubman Holden is against the idea of bringing it in to the small ball game.

"I don't think it would work, personally,” Holden told the Irish Independent.

"I don't think there's a need for it. Are they talking about a black card with a sin-bin, 10 minutes? I don't think there's that much cynical fouling in hurling, to be honest, that I see anyway."

He added: "The game of hurling is for everyone. You have goalkeepers who are skilful, you have defenders who are skilful and you have forwards who are skilful. Rewarding one area doesn't succeed another area of the game. I think it's just fair for all."

The Allianz Hurling League returns this weekend, make sure you join the hoganstand.com match tracker for live scores from the third round of games.

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