Sunday 21 January 2018

Action needed to cut out flying ash

Vincent Hogan

Vincent Hogan

MAYBE it is a figment of this column's imagination, but the championship just ended surely confirms the need for an aggressive clampdown on the practice of throwing hurleys.

Time and again this summer, photographs of goals being scored picked up images of timber flying, literally. This is a relatively new phenomenon in hurling and one that should bring the perpetrator an automatic red. Or do we wait until the handle of a thrown hurley penetrates someone's face-guard at the cost of an eye?

Irish Independent

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