Listen: Ollie Baker’s Take On Jack O’Connor Throwing Hurl Is A Bit Over The Top

Wexford were dominated by Waterford in the Allianz League semi-final…

In the final moments of the game, Jack O’Connor threw his hurl at the Waterford goalkeeper, Shaun O’Brien, in an attempt to block his strike.

It resulted in the St Martins club man receiving a second yellow card and his marching orders by Wicklow referee, John Keenan.

Speaking on the new Smaller Fish GAA podcast, former Clare hurler, Ollie Baker, has had an interesting take on the incident.

Baker suggested that O’Connor would be lucky to see game time for Darragh Egan’s Wexford side again this year.

His take on the incident has gained some criticism, with former Wexford selector Paraic Fanning joining in on the discussion.

Fanning stated that “it’s seldom done, but not frowned upon. To suggest that he won’t get game time because of it is a bit over the top from Ollie.”

Likewise, former Wexford hurler Diarmuid Lyng noted that “it won’t be held against him unless he was trying to hit the goalkeeper.”

Given O’Connor’s talent and ability, it would be unlikely that this incident will be held against him. It shouldn’t have happened, but it was an act born out of frustration and we’re confident that O’Connor will not do it again.

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