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Martin Breheny


There’s nothing wrong that rule and equipment changes couldn’t correct

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Galway's Joe Canning tackles Seamus Keating of Waterford during the Allianz League clash at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Galway's Joe Canning tackles Seamus Keating of Waterford during the Allianz League clash at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Joe Canning of Galway

Joe Canning of Galway

michael 'babs' keating

michael 'babs' keating

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Galway's Joe Canning tackles Seamus Keating of Waterford during the Allianz League clash at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Here’s what a man with a lifetime’s experience in hurling as a player and coach had to say about the game, specifically the massive distances the ball travels. 

It’s too easy to drive it from one end of the pitch to the other. You have juveniles pointing ’65s quite easily nowadays. There was a time when the strongest hurlers could hit the ball no more than 80 or 85 yards.


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