None of the big three in the final that is very positive for hurling. I was sitting beside a lot of Cork folk today they weren’t too complimentary about the Dublin minors so i had to shout for Waterford. They were shell shocked with the result and blamed it all on the first sending off, they mystified as too how a ref could give a double yellow in an all-Ireland semi-final to change the result and without being bitter I had to remind them of Ryan O’Dwyer in 2013.
As for Waterford indiscipline could now be there downfall for the final Conor Gleeson’s red mean they’ll miss him in the final. They may try to argue it was a yellow for rough play but in fairness to the ref he took his time and consulted with linesman to strike or attempt to strike with hurl is a red card and one match minimum ban whether it be the first round of the league or the semi-final. It was headless for Conor Gleeson.
Austin Gleeson and the helmet incident is in the same category, completely headless and given what went on with De Burca just so needless. If the ref and officials had of seen it he’d have got the straight red now all he can hope for is a CCCC procedural mess up. So needless and so stupid.