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John Kiely Furious Over 'Two Pundits Talking Nonsense' About Limerick

John Kiely Furious Over 'Two Pundits Talking Nonsense' About Limerick
By PJ Browne Updated

Clare and Limerick played out a pulsating draw in the Munster Hurling Championship on Sunday.

The fury of the game was nearly matched by that of Limerick manager John Kiely during a post-match interview with Martin Kiely on RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport.

The Limerick manager took aim at "two pundits" who he said were "talking nonsense" in claiming that his side using their medical team to deliver tactical instruction to players on the pitch.

"The bottom line, when your medical team are being asked to be spoken to a week after two pundits are talking nonsense about us using our medical team as some sort of tactical messengers going into the pitch," said Kiely.

"All of a sudden, there's a huge emphasis today on our medical team going into the field. They're only going into the field because players like Mike Casey have a cut, they have a bang to the head, because they've got a tight hamstring."

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15 May 2022; Limerick manager John Kiely with Tony Kelly of Clare after the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 4 match between Clare and Limerick at Cusack Park in Ennis, Clare. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

John Kiely: 'It's nonsense, just overanalysis'

"They're not going in for any tactical purpose. They're on our team because they're doctors and physios. They're not selectors, they're not coaches. This is nonsense, and it's all because they took away the maor foirne, and now anybody who goes into the field is seen as a messenger. They're not messengers, they're medics.

Kiely added: "That was disappointing today, that a week after two pundits highlight this nonsense - which is absolute, utter and total nonsense - that suddenly there's an emphasis today. I've never, ever seen a medical team to be called for at half-time by any official officiating a game. To be fair, I was very surprised by it, but I had called it during the week, that this week our medical team would be targeted. What happened? They were.

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"I hope it's the end of it. It's nonsense, just overanalysis by some people who should know better."

Featured image: 15 May 2022; Limerick manager John Kiely shakes hands with referee Colm Lyons after the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 4 match between Clare and Limerick at Cusack Park in Ennis, Clare. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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