Seán Finn admits Limerick cannot afford to walk disciplinary tightrope

‘You might just lose your head for that split second and you could be punished’

Referee Paud O’Dwyer speaks to Aaron Gillane during the Munster SHC  final against Tipperary at áirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Referee Paud O’Dwyer speaks to Aaron Gillane during the Munster SHC final against Tipperary at áirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

 

Limerick defender Seán Finn has admitted they’ve probably pushed their luck as far as it’ll go where ill discipline is concerned.

Aaron Gillane and Séamus Flanagan were deemed to be fortunate to escape dismissals following incidents in the Munster final win over Tipperary.

Finn acknowledged it is likely to bring a greater focus on them from the match referee in their upcoming All-Ireland semi-final.

“Now the attention and focus would be on us for those sorts of incidents,” said Finn. “We certainly won’t be getting away with them in future so we have acknowledged that we are very lucky to get away with it and it’s very important that no player puts himself in a position where a referee has to make a decision whether they stay on the field or not. It’s just not acceptable.

“Look, it’s dealt with, it can happen to any player, it can happen to a player like me, any other player. You might just lose your head for that split second and you could be punished.”

The two-time All Star also spoke of the need for players to be disciplined off the pitch with regard to observing Covid-19 protocols.

“Indoor dining started again yesterday but it’s probably not a good idea for us as players for the sake of a couple of weeks to go [in the Championship], to go indoors for a meal and stuff,” said Finn. “It’s just those individual decisions for the group, selfish decisions, that will benefit the group.”

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