RTÉ pundits clash over Burke red card

May 27, 2024

Referee Colm Lyons shows a red card to Galway's David Burke during the first-half of the Leinster SHC clash against Dublin in Salthill ©INPHO/Ben Brady

RTÉ pundits Donal Óg Cusack and Jackie Tyrrell had very different views on David Burke’s sending off against Dublin.

The Galway midfielder was issued with a straight red card by referee Colm Lyons for a frontal challenge on Fergal Whitely after just 16 minutes of his side’s Leinster SHC defeat.

After Tyrrell argued that the challenge only merited a yellow card, Óg Cusack things got heated during the live broadcast when Cusack said: “I didn't interrupt you there now, boy. The pictures are showing that, it's as simple as that. Also, it's a huge factor when he keeps his eyes on the player. There is a way bigger focus on this, the game has changed over the last decade.

“Referees are clamping down on this, and for a lot of right reasons that they're clamping down on cheap shoulders to the chest. There's nothing tough about giving cheap shoulders to the chest to another player that's going out to do their best.”


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