Michael Duignan slams referee after Offaly U21s lose to Galway

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Michael Duignan slams referee after Offaly U21s lose to Galway

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Two-time All-Ireland winner and Sunday Game pundit Michael Duignan has blasted the referee in Wednesday night's Leinster U21 Hurling Championship clash between Offaly and Galway.

Duignan, whose son Brian started for Offaly, said "urgent action" was needed after taking issue with the stop-start nature of the game at O'Connor Park.

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He accepted that Galway were "always going to win," but stated, "once again the game has been destroyed by a ref who hasn't got a clue about the game of hurling."

Another talking point from the game was the sending off of Belmont's Oisin Kelly for a seemingly innocuous coming together with an opponent. Senior star Kelly seemed utterly perplexed as he was given his marching orders late in the second half. 

Duignan was tackled on Twitter by a number of people, but he stood his ground to suggest that something should be done to improve the standard of refereeing in hurling.