Sport Hurling

Friday 20 April 2018

Legend Nelson will stir Antrim pride and passion

Cyril Farrell

THE GAA owes a great debt of gratitude to men like Jim Nelson. His devotion to Antrim hurling has been a lifetime pursuit and now he's back on the sideline in unexpected circumstances for this evening's qualifier against Limerick.

Steering Antrim to the All-Ireland final in 1989 will always be one of the great highlights of his managerial career, but it shows how much he cares about the county that he was prepared to return following the recent managerial upheaval.

It's a tough ask for Antrim having to play Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds but with Nelson aboard, you can be sure of one thing, they won't be short on passion or pride.

Limerick are edging their way back and should win this evening, as should Wexford, who take on Carlow.

Another win for Wexford will build further momentum and leave them in good shape to take on Clare/Dublin or Cork/Offaly.

Get ready, folks, the hurling championship is approaching the red zone.

Irish Independent

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