A Nash mis­sile could do se­ri­ous dam­age

Bray People - - SPORT -

CAN SOME­ONE please think of the de­fend­ers? It's go­ing to hap­pen, no surer thing, one of Anthony Nash's penal­ties will even­tu­ally kill some­one or leave some­one badly in­jured, maimed, or dam­aged in some hor­ri­ble way.

The Cork goal­keeper's most re­cent ef­fort, on Sun­day af­ter­noon against Tip­per­ary, was lifted from the re­quired dis­tance but not struck un­til within touch­ing dis­tance al­most of the poised de­fend­ers and goal­keeper.

I'd love to see a speed check on that ball. It must be trav­el­ling at some speed and the eyes close in hor­ror at the thought of it mak­ing con­tact with some part of a hu­man body.

I've taken many an O'Neill ball into the nether re­gions and I can tell you that's a fe­ro­cious phys­i­cal trauma (child­birth? Go away with your child­birth. There’s no epidu­ral on the G.A.A. fields of Ire­land I can tell you, and a squirt of freez­ing cold wa­ter or the burn of a Deep Heat spray or the sting­ing slap of en­cour­age­ment on the back won’t do much for you ei­ther), but I don't dare imag­ine what dam­age a slio­thar would do to my beloved boys if Nash's ef­fort on Sun­day was to hit home.

Jeep­ers creep­ers lads, they’d be bounc­ing out of your ears.

Se­ri­ously though, safety first and all that. If you were to take that slio­thar full whack in the chest or the stomach or on the knee cap or the but­tocks, you’d have to be talk­ing about a se­ri­ous in­jury if it’s hit from such close range. I can see court cases if it’s al­lowed to con­tinue.

Cork goal­keeper, Anthony Nash, fires home from very, very close range against Tip­per­ary in the NHL quar­ter-fi­nal on Sun­day.

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