Anthony Daly: Sin bin system was the way to go

Clare legend Anthony Daly believes the Hurling 2020 Review Committee should have included a sin bin system in their list of proposals published earlier this month.

The high powered group headed by former Tipperary All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy opted to introduce a system whereby a player who receives a second yellow card be replaced by a substitute.

That plan has received a lukewarm response in some quarters and Daly, the newly appointed Director of Underage Hurling in Limerick, thinks the GAA could have taken a leaf out of rugby’s book.

“I was a bit surprised they didn’t look at the concept of the sin bin, that you could be reduced to 14 men for maybe 10 minutes, and that you would have to cope with that,” Daly told Clare FM.

“I don’t know how you would bring it in, maybe for the second yellow, but they didn’t look at that.

“If we just look across at the rugby, it does seem to hurt teams, and would give the team with the full 15 a big advantage.

“I think we need to look at the refereeing on that, and challenge the referee.

“If it’s a yellow it’s a yellow, but don’t be just flashing yellows to say I am going to stamp my authority on this.

“That’s where teams have felt a bit hard done by.”

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