Glynn's gloves 'unforgivable', says Babs

July 08, 2018

Galway's Jonathan Glynn battles in the air against Cillian Buckley of Kilkenny

Michael 'Babs' Keating would have a 'serious chat' with Jonathan Glynn if he was manager of Galway.

Writing in the Irish Sun on Sunday, the legendary Tipperary player and manager reveals he wasn't impressed by the decision of the Ardrahan clubman to wear two gloves in last Sunday's Croke Park stalemate with Kilkenny.

"One thing that caught my eye was Jonathan Glynn wearing a glove on both hands," he writes.

"I don't know any hurler worth his salt who wouldn't sacrifice a rap on the hand to play in a Leinster final. It's unforgivable that the biggest and strongest fella on the pitch, 6ft 4in and nearly 16st, had to wear them on both hands.

"Gloves are a handicap in hurling, no question about it, and if I was Micheal Donoghue giving him a jersey, I'd have a serious chat about it first.

"I've tried them on a few times over the years to see if you'd get the same feel for the ball and you just don't."

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