*Referee Rory McGann ducks for cover as Damien Browne clears his lines. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill PUBLIC ATTITUDE towards referees’ decisions needs to change and become more balanced, the county’s referee administrator has said.
*Rory McGann. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography Awarding penalties and a ten minute sin-bin will be the big change to rules in an attempt to curb cynical play from defenders as the Allianz National Hurling Leagues commence this weekend.
*Ambrose Heagney dishes out a yellow card to Clarecastle’s Adam Healy. Photograph: John Meyler An ex inter-county referee has praised Clare GAA for the handling of fixtures in the club championship by awarding younger men in the middle high profile senior games.