Mattie Kenny: “The rule as I understand it is that it’s striking with intent and there was no striking action”

Dublin Hurling Manager Mattie Kenny In a black rain jacket with Dublin crest.


The Dublin hurlers took a step closer to a top three finish with victory over Carlow yesterday despite being reduced to 14 players when Shane Barrett was shown a straight red card just before the half time break.

Dublin manager Mattie Kenny spoke to Declan Drake from FM 104 after the game about the incident and Kenny Mattie didn’t believe the Barrett tackle was worthy of a red card and from his view point he didn’t see any striking action from his player.

“I thought there was a number of incidents like that in the game and you know the pace and the power of the players today, you get the ball and you break through and Shane’s hand and hurl were high but I couldn’t see any striking action.

“The rule as I understand it is that it’s striking with intent and there was no striking action, it was just that collision that goes on when players break through a tackle. But look we haven’t seen it on television yet so we will have to have a look at it and decide what action we take”.

Dublin’s championship destiny is in there own hands after yesterday comprehensive win, they face Galway at home in round four and victory in that game will prolong the Dubs campaign into July at least.

Although pleased with his sides performance yesterday and progression made this year Kenny is under no illusions about the task his side faces in two weeks time in Parnell Park against last years All Ireland finalists Galway.

“Look the remainder of the the round three games are on next weekend, Galway are travelling to Kilkenny and Wexford are playing Carlow so going into the final round there will be four teams looking for three spots and that’s going to make it a very intense battle for everyone there is going to be a lot at stake and we are under no illusions how difficult the task is going to be for us. We are going to prepare the best we can and give the best performance on that evening”.

You can listen to the full Mattie Kenny interview with Declan Drake In the above audio player.