There were three yellow and two red cards handed out in the Croke Park meeting of Dublin and Wexford in the Allianz Hurling League.

A total of 50 frees were awarded on Saturday evening. And then on Sunday afternoon by the banks of the Lee, we had 42 frees in all as Cork and Limerick played out a belter of a game in their league encounter.

These stats were not pleasing to the ear of Anthony Daly when he spoke on Allianz League Sunday.

With some degree of exasperation in his voice, Daly said: "I was at Croke Park on Saturday evening and the sense of frustration around the ground, that the fantastic game we have in hurling, the fantastic sport, was being stop-start and constantly blown."

"Ninety-two frees on the best two surfaces in the country - Croke Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh - do we want that?

"People are saying the rules have to be applied the same way as in football.

"It's not the same game as football - it's a different game.

"If I foul Derek [McGrath - fellow analyst] in the half-back line in football, Derek will take a quick free to somebody near him. If it's hurling you'll bring Patrick Horgan back 100 yards to take the free."

When pressed by presenter Joanne Cantwell on whether certain fouls should be ignored in hurling, the two-time All-Ireland winner replied: "There's a medium. You have to allow a balance where you keep law and order and you let the game flow. We have to have that.

"We all didn't have great games in Croke Park and I'm not blaming any officials? What instructions are they being given?"