Home GAA The Helmet Rule Raises Its Ugly Head Yet Again In All-Ireland Semi-Final

The Helmet Rule Raises Its Ugly Head Yet Again In All-Ireland Semi-Final

Just after the farcical Tadhg de Burca scenario concluded, Waterford look set for another ‘Helmet Gate’ regardless of the outcome of today’s game.

Despite being in full view of officials on television cameras, Waterford’s Austin Gleeson was seen to interfere with the helmet of Cork’s Luke Meade in the first half of today’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final.

No action was taken, but in the light of the recent Tadhg de Burca and Adrian Tuohy fiasco’s, it is unlikely that we have heard the end of this one.

The helmet rule has caused constant controversy in recent weeks and this latest instalment of the hurling championship has not helped that controversy to go away.

Half time sees Waterford lead by a single point on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-09. An intriguing second half awaits as the victors will earn a place in the All-Ireland hurling final against Galway on September 3rd.

If Waterford are to hold on, the attention will directly return to whether the current double Hurler of the Year will be available for the final.

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Sean Cremin graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Education in Sports Studies and PE. A self-proclaimed 'pure G.A.A head', Sean recently made the transition from spluttering offline to writing online. Sean loves nothing more than a good debate and still hopes for Tebow to return.