Mahony: O'Sullivan saved me lots of pain

PAURIC Mahony (right) has revealed how a quick intervention from Dr. Tadhg O'Sullivan and a makeshift splint made from two hurleys saved him time in his recovery from a horror leg break.

Mahony will miss the rest of Waterford's season after fracturing his fibia and tibia in a club match just a week after the Deise's League final win over Cork.

O'Sullivan, a surgeon from Ballygunnar, was present in Walsh Park when he suffered the blow and immediately, corrected the breaks and fashioned a splint to stabilise the leg.

"He came down and popped the leg back in and he he made a splint with two hurlers and towels and I was straight into a splint," Mahony explained.

"That probably saved me a lot of time and pain as well.

"The adrenaline at the time meant I didn't feel him popping the leg back in, it was good to get it done there and then.

"My leg was hanging out there so he had to get a feel for the bone and then popped it in," Mahony added.

"He put a splint either side with two hurleys."