Tuesday 17 January 2017

Strap them up with body armour and it's welcome to the gentle sport of 'pansy hurling'

Published 14/06/2014 | 02:30

Players tangle off the ball after Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash had a penalty saved by Waterford stopper Stephen O'Keeffe in last weekend's Munster SHC quarter-final. Photo: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Players tangle off the ball after Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash had a penalty saved by Waterford stopper Stephen O'Keeffe in last weekend's Munster SHC quarter-final. Photo: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

The purists are all agin pansy hurling. The Cork County Board backed Anthony Nash and his blunderbuss frees. Firstly, though, I must issue the annual apology for never having played hurling.

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We in Kerry decided to downsize the county hurling operation after we won our All-Ireland in 1891.

The consensus was that it was far too easy to win the hurling, so we concentrated more on the football.

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