Laois Manager Has Called for the GAA to Scrap Penalties in Gaelic football

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The Laois Manager Billy Sheehan has called for the GAA to scrap penalties, Laois were defeated by Kildare last night in the O’Byrne Cup. The game was level on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-9 and then the game was settled 6-5 on penalties. Speaking on RTE this morning he said;

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To be honest with you, I don’t think it’s a skill in the game. I’d rather if people took frees off their hands.

It is going down the soccer route. I’d rather if there was even frees from a certain distance or just on the 45, or whatever. I don’t think penalties is a way to decide a Gaelic football game.

Ah, but we didn’t win. That’s the fact. We drew the game. I know people will say we won but we didn’t win. We got a draw. Probably, at the end, we were hanging on. We had some opportunities, they had some great opportunities. But the boys’ attitude is very good and that’s all I can ask for as a manager.

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