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After 16 Years, Anthony Nash Finally Makes It To Senior Hurling In Cork

After 16 Years, Anthony Nash Finally Makes It To Senior Hurling In Cork

Kanturk won their first ever Cork Premier IHC title on Saturday, defeating Mallow in the final at Páirc Úi Rinn.

It was a dramatic victory for Kanturk. The game level going into injury time, Kanturk were awarded a penalty. As he does for his county, Anthony Nash stepped up to take the penalty.

Rather than stick it over the bar, Nash went for goal. It was saved by the Mallow keeper. Luckily for Nash, his inter-county teammate Lorcán McLoughlin was on hand to grab a point from the resulting pandemonium.

Kanturk would end up winning by two points, 1-12 to 0-13.

The victory ended 16 years for Anthony Nash on the outside of senior hurling in Cork. Speaking to RedFM after the game, Nash - who turns 33 next week - related how much the victory meant to him.

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In 2001 I started junior hurling with Kanturk and, showing my age, I'm now gone senior hurling in 2017.

Not only that, we're probably jumping from division three or four in the league to RedFM Senior Hurling League. I don't know how that's going to pan out for us, to be fair. That's incredible like, it's unbelievable!

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PJ Browne
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Kerryman. Write mostly about Gaelic games and athletics. Did not win a 2008 NBA title with the Boston Celtics.

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