The Sunday game panel were not happy with the decision made by referee James Owens and particularly former Kilkenny hurler Jackie Tyrrell over the shocking call to send Clare hurler Aidan McCarthy and award Tipperary a penalty. See what the nine time All-Ireland winner had to say below
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Jackie Tyrrell is not happy with the sin-bin rule after today's incident.
Throw it in the river is his verdict….
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“Where is the goalscoring chance from out there? I can’t see that.
I think it had a huge effect on the game. 2-4 to 0-2 Tipp win that ten minutes by and the final outcome is four points.
It’s silly from Aidan McCarthy, he did well initially but then dived in. Silly and definitely a yellow card, but goalscoring chance from there? Not for me…
Why doesn’t [James Owens] take his time? He has given the free, and it is a definite free, so take your time. The linesman is there beside him and he could be saying ‘I think this is a sin-bin and a penalty’.
The linesman would say ‘will you stop James, it couldn’t be that far out’…
I don’t know what top level referee would interpret that as a goal chance. That’s a referee playing god to my mind, it’s all wrong.”