There was a remarkable moment in the opening game of the Leinster hurling championship as Dublin selector Greg Kennedy entered the field and caught the sliotar as Kilkenny looked to launch an attack from a free.
Nowlan Park paid host to the first competitive action in Leinster and immediately there were fireworks. After a strong start, Dublin led approaching half-time. Then came huge controversy when Dublin selector Greg Kennedy intercepted a TJ Reid short free towards Kilkenny team-mate Colin Fennelly.
He was spoken to but not disciplined. Referee Cathal McAllister had not blown his whistle which may explain why he did not take action. However, Kilkenny Brian Cody was enraged on the sideline and confronted Kennedy as he left the field.
Kennedy is a former Galway hurler who first worked with Mattie Kenny with Cuala as a coach and selector.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Ollie Canning said "there should be some sort of sanction on that. He (Reid) can take a quick free. If the referee allows it, he allows it."
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