The former Clare hurling great won two All-Ireland’s win the banner county in 1995 and 1997 and was talking to RTE’s Sunday Sport.
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“I’m very, very disappointed. The punishment is ludicrous,”
“Surely there was a case to maybe drop them out of the National League altogether and make the punishment real for them.
“I was shocked. I actually thought, for the first two hours 10 days ago, that it was an April Fool’s joke. I think it was crazy, crazy stuff.
“Surprised at Dessie Farrell. Surprised at Banty — not quite as surprised.
“I’d have my ear to the ground down around here — there is no way the Clare team are meeting in pods of eight and nine, anything like that. I’d have a fair clue the Galway players are not doing it; the Limerick players are not doing it.
“Just very, very disappointed when I heard it was true.”