A Nash missile could do serious damage
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.