Referee Colm Lyons is obviously unaware of the unwritten rule of GAA which allows two lads complete freedom to hop off each other when one of them enters the field of play as a substitute.
Seanie Tobin came on as a second half replacement for Donal O'Grady. He was barely on the pitch 30 seconds when he was given his marching orders. Perhaps Tobin went a little bit further than the usual 'welcome to the game' shoulder by using the boss of his hurley on Pat O'Connor.
Cyril Farrell put it down to a classic case of 'the ref wanted to even it up' after he had sent off Clare's Pat Donnellan as the first half came to a close.