Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash is set for a busy Saturday this weekend. The 33-year-old is set to line out for two separate games in the space of five hours.
The two-time All star will first start for his local club Kanturk in in the semi-finals of the AIB All-Ireland intermediate club hurling championship as they take on Armagh's Middletown Na Fianna.
The match takes place in Newbridge at 2pm. After the conclusion of the game, Nash will then have to drive 210 kilometres down to Páirc Uí Chaoimh to line out for the Rebels, as they face Kilkenny at 7pm for their first match of the Allianz Hurling League.
So if the first match starts at 2pm and ends at roughly 3.30pm that will give the Kanturk man three and a half hours to bomb it down to Cork for 7pm. It is far from ideal preparation for an inter county game and you'd wonder why he's even considering playing both games considering it's the first round of the League. That's how much a Kilkenny games means to Cork hurlers. Let's hope for Nash's sake there's no Gatso vans on the M8 this Saturday evening.
Here is Cork manager John Meyler's line-up for their Division 1 clash, with Eoin Cadogan named at full-back following his return to the hurlers after concentrating on football for the past number of years.
1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)
2. David Griffin (Carrigaline)
3. Eoin Cadogan (Douglas)
4. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)
5. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)
6. Tim O’Mahony (Newtownshandrum)
7. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra)
8. Darragh FItzgibbon (Charleville)
9. Bill Cooper (Youghal)
10. Robbie O’Flynn (Erins Own)
11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
12. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)
13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s — captain)
15. Shane Kingston (Douglas)