Author Topic: Henry Shefflin backs crackdown on cynical play and puts his hands up Irish Times  (Read 500 times)

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https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/henry-shefflin-backs-crackdown-on-cynical-play-and-puts-his-hands-up-1.4512286

Kilkenny legend admits he encouraged it while coaching Ballyhale to All-Ireland win

"Henry Shefflin has welcomed the GAA crackdown on cynical fouling and admitted that as a manager, he encouraged it. Congress in February accepted on a trial basis awarding a penalty for infractions that deprive opponents of goal-scoring opportunities within the 20-metre line or its arc and sin binning the offending player...

“I’ve done it myself. I’ve talked about the All-Ireland semi-final against Slaughtneil where Evan Shefflin left the wing forward, I think it was Brendan Rogers, get in behind him at a critical stage in the game and I said to him after the match, ‘Why didn’t you stop him? You had a chance to stop him 40 yards out? You let him in, they scored a goal’...

Shefflin had been critical of calculated fouling in his role as pundit on the Sunday Game and he reiterated that criticism of his own county’s Huw Lawlor for a foul on Galway’s Niall Burke in last November’s Leinster final. “It was completely cynical play in that he just yanked the hurl from him and what I didn’t realise until after the event and even from the discussions since, is that that doesn’t even warrant a yellow card so I think that rule needs to be definitely changed. “It’s happened in a few incidents close to goal where a defender just knows he has to stop his player, come hell or high water. I’m sure the rules [committee] and CCCC will look at it later on this year because you might see an incident or two like that again and you’d imagine there’ll be a lot of noise about it.”

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Henry mustn't have gotten the Kilkenny memo that manly hurling is perfect and to leave it alone.

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http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/hurling/2012/0914/337583-keher-disappointment-at-cannings-comments/

"Fellas from Kilkenny get belted and just get up, get on with the game and that’s the kind of manly behaviour I like to see in hurling. Don’t be lying down looking for the free or for fellas to be carded."
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That the way we play in Kilkenny.  Might play on the edge at times but it old fashioned win your own battle and pass to man in best position.  We wouldn't be cynical like the Limerick boys with their football tactics.

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That the way we play in Kilkenny.  Might play on the edge at times but it old fashioned win your own battle and pass to man in best position.  We wouldn't be cynical like the Limerick boys with their football tactics.

Hugh Lawlor "cough" cough"....