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Eddie Keher Is Worried About Anthony Nash's Frees

Eddie Keher Is Worried About Anthony Nash's Frees
By Conor Neville

Eddie Keher is one of the most vocal of our retired hurling legends.

Whether its calling for the abolition of yellow and red cards, accusing Galway hurlers of diving in the 2012 All-Ireland hurling final, tearing strips off Joe Canning for disrespecting Henry Shefflin, or tearing strips off the media in general for disrespecting Tommy Walsh, Keher is never slow to offer his opinion when the big hurling discussions are raging.

Keher's position on the cards issue painted him as someone who was extremely hostile to the mollycoddling regulations that many ex-hurlers rail against. (Looking at you, Pat McEnaney)

However, with his stance on the Nash question he strikes a different note. He is firmly on the side of regulation in this instance.

I think there is a danger there, because nowadays the sliotar travels much faster than in the past, the ball is travelling at a ferocious speed. It is something that needs to be looked at. Other players can do it (and my fear is) if someone gets injured from it, there will be questions asked.

Keher did acknowledge that Nash's pick-ups required "fantastic skill" and was keen stress that it was nothing against Cork, but he nonetheless doubted their legality and worried about the safety of the unfortunate defenders encamped on the line as Nash crouches over the ball.



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