Former Kilkenny hurler and eight time All-Ireland winner Eddie Brennan has questioned having a Limerick man on the panel and doing his analysis on the opposition. The former Laois manager was talking at a Guinness launch in Dublin and was quoted by SportsJoe.ie
“I thought it was poor that you could put an analysis piece together and not look at both teams involved. I’m not going to dilute the incidents, there were incidents there, there were a few strikes but I thought David Reidy took a hell of a blow to the head for the first free that he got. A slap of the hurl straight down on top of the head, and I don’t see how that was missed as well.
“The optics of a Limerick man (Shane Dowling) sitting on the Sunday Game,” Brennan commented, “and an analysis piece on the opposition, I don’t think that is fair and impartial. I think It should have been challenged.”
“Limerick, to be fair, they have been a talking point in that regard (indiscipline). I don’t know if I ever recall a team going through a league campaign where they got red cards almost every day they played.
“For me, personally, if you are going to do an analysis piece on one team striking. You have to look at other things and say are they being missed. In my personal view, it was poor that you could put an analysis piece together and not look at both teams involved.”
“Emotions are always running high in a Munster Championship game, you’re always trying to get something on the opponent. But it’s really important we keep them in check.”
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) June 5, 2022