Saturday 14 December 2019

O'Connor's rules proposals spot on

Tadhg O'Connor, who captained Tipperary to the 1971 All-Ireland hurling title, was guest interviewee in the match programme for last Sunday's Munster final, and he made some interesting proposals regarding rule changes he would like to see implemented.

His top priority is the introduction of an advantage rule. "It works well in other sports and we should not be too stubborn about copying it," he said.

O'Connor also wants referees to be compelled to offer an explanation in cases where they play more, or less, time than indicated on the signal board.

He's right on both fronts. Of course, the advantage rule proposal has been shot down in the past for reasons which made no sense whatsoever.

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