Opinion Colm O'Rourke

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Colm O'Rourke: Galvin furore shows double standard of video evidence

Paul Galvin should have got the benefit of the doubt over Cork incident, says Colm O'Rourke

There are few players who can raise as much heated debate among fellow players, officials and supporters at the moment as Paul Galvin.

Last week, his appeal against an eight-week suspension was unsuccessful so he can more or less write off the league. As things stand, he won't be back until the last round against Monaghan.

His most recent brush with the law came against Cork in a second-round league clash. These sort of games between the counties can have more of an edge than championship matches and a lot of old bile tends to surface. There were plenty of spats before Galvin and Eoin Cadogan were involved in a wrestling match with Cadogan appearing to be the dominant force in the exchange. Two red cards ensued and as Galvin has been sent off for the same offence in the last year, his sentence was doubled.

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