Former Kilkenny Legend Believes Players Need to be Penalised for “feigning injury”

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The former Kilkenny hurler Jackie Tyrrell was speaking on the RTE GAA podcast and believes more should be done on players faking injuries or going down to easy.

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“I thought the big issue was how the Clare defender went down and made out he was shot,” he said.

“Gearóid Hegarty is a big physical man, he plays on the edge. Sometimes he fouls, sometimes he doesn’t. But he’s definitely being watched. He didn’t do anything wrong yesterday and somehow he found himself on the sideline. That must be hugely frustrating. He’s being spoken about this week and he did nothing wrong.

“It made no sense that he could be booked when he’s taking a sideline – which Limerick always do quickly – and David McInerney stood in front of him.

“I think the accountability needs to be on the players that are feigning injury and that are going down and making this bigger than it is.”

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