Originally Posted by aidan24326
No doubt they were probably niggling at each other in the run up to it. I'm sure these kind of incidents happen and don't get caught on camera.
But these day players should know well that Croke Park has cameras watching from all angles and that what you'll get away with in Nowlan Park or Portlaoise might not be as easy to get away with in Croke Park.
Cameras can't send you off.
Also, if you felt that this kind of thing is a sending off than surely the fact that there are no cameras in Nowlan Park in a club game shouldn't mean it's more tolerable than doing it in Croke Park?
Originally Posted by paddy no 11
If fellas are shoulder to shoulder digging each other not a lot of damage is going to be done, this wasnt the case sunday where the players were well apart. You could do a lot of damage with a strike like cronins.
They weren't a hurley's length apart. If it was into the faceguard, you could potentially blind an eye or break a nose. I doubt you'd break a rib with the force Cronin would have had in his. I'm sure there was a bruise there alright. I'd certainly give him a yellow if caught, but it's like giving a red card for diving in soccer. You might see it as a way of stamping it out, but does anyone really want 3 or 4 players from either side sent off?